Eknath Gaikwad
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Member of the India Parliament
for Mumbai South Central
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byMohan Rawale
Succeeded byRahul Shewale
Member of the India Parliament
for Mumbai North Central
In office
2004–2009
Preceded byManohar Joshi
Succeeded byPriya Dutt
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
In office
1985–1995
Preceded byPremanand Awale
Succeeded byBaburao Mane
ConstituencyDharavi
In office
1999–2004
Preceded byBaburao Mane
Succeeded byVarsha Gaikwad
ConstituencyDharavi
Maharashtra State Minister for Health, Medical Education, Social Justice,Housing and Slum Development and Labour
In office
1999–2004
Personal details
Born(1940-01-01)1 January 1940
Satara, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died28 April 2021(2021-04-28) (aged 81)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Lalita Eknath Gaikwad
Children2 sons and 2 daughters (including Varsha Gaikwad)
Residence(s)Mumbai

Eknath Gaikwad (1 January 1940 – 28 April 2021) was an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha and the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He died from COVID-19 in 2021.[1]

Personal life

Gaikwad belonged to an Ambedkarite Buddhist family.[2][3] Gaikwad's daughter is Varsha Gaikwad, who is a four term Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and the current Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra.[2][4]

Career

He represented the Mumbai South Central constituency of Mumbai. He lost the seat to Rahul Shewale in 2014. He has been three times a Member of Legislative Assembly from Dharavi and also twice state minister of Maharashtra state cabinet. Since 1985, he has represented Dharavi which is Asia's largest slum.

Positions held

References

  1. ^ "COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Former MP Eknath Gaikwad passes away".
  2. ^ a b "जानिए- कौन हैं उद्धव कैबिनेट में शामिल हुईं तीन ताकतवर महिलाएं - Education AajTak". aajtak.intoday.in.
  3. ^ "Tarun Bharat : महाविकास आघाडीचा मंत्रिमंडळ विस्तार". Tarun Bharat.
  4. ^ "उद्धव ठाकरे सरकारच्या ४३ सदस्यीय मंत्रिमंडळात २३ मंत्री मराठा समाजाचे". Divya Marathi.
    - "39-year-old Varsha Gaikwad, the Congress candidate here". indianexpress.com. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
    - "फडणवीस गेले, अजित पवार मात्र पुन्हा आले! उपमुख्यमंत्र्यासह २५ कॅबिनेट,१० राज्यमंत्र्यांना शपथ". Divya Marathi.
Lok Sabha Preceded byManohar Joshi Member of Parliamentfor Mumbai North Central 2004 – 2009 Succeeded byPriya Dutt Preceded byMohan Rawale Member of Parliamentfor Mumbai South Central 2009 – 2014 Succeeded byRahul Shewale
Congress candidates for 2004 elections to the Lok Sabha from Mumbai
Milind Deora (Mumbai South) | Govinda (Mumbai North) | Gurudas Kamat (Northeast Mumbai)
Eknath Gaikwad (North-Central Mumbai) | Sunil Dutt (North-West Mumbai) | Sachin Ahir (South-Central Mumbai)