S. K. Wankhede Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 30/01/1988
Death Cause: Natural Death
Hometown: Nagpur, India

Seshrao Krishnarao Wankhede

Full nameSheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede [1]Outlook India
Profession(s)• Cricket administrator
• Politician
• Lawyer
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Positions Held1 April 1952 – 31 October 1956: 1st Deputy speaker of the Bombay Legislative Assembly
1980-1982: President of BCCI
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 September 1914 (Thursday)
BirthplaceKohali, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Date of Death30 January 1988
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra
Age (at the time of death) 73 Years
Death CauseNatural Death [2]Mid Day
Zodiac signLibra
HometownKohali, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationLaw in England
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Not Known

S K Wankhede

Some Lesser Known Facts About S. K. Wankhede

  • Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede was a prominent Indian politician and a lawyer. He served as the first deputy speaker of the Bombay Legislative Assembly from 1 April 1952 to 31 October 1956. He was the head of BCCI from 1980 to 1982.
  • S. K. Wankhede received his initial college education from Nagpur. He then went to England to pursue higher education in law. Soon after finishing his law studies, he returned to India and started practising law in Nagpur. S. K. Wankhede joined Indian politics in the 1940s. During his participation in India’s Independence movements, he was arrested and jailed for some time.
  • In 1952, S. K. Wankhede was elected from the Madhya Pradesh State assembly to serve as the deputy speaker of Bilingual Bombay State. He served at the Madhya Pradesh State assembly from 23 November 1956 to 5 April 1957. In 1957, he was elected from the Kalmeshwar constituency in the Bombay State. In 1962 and 1967, S. K. Wankhede was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly. He served as the speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 22 March 1972 to 20 April 1977. Later, S. K. Wankhede served as the mayor of Nagpur for three years. At the 22nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, S. K. Wankhede participated as a member of the Indian delegation in 1967.
  • S. K. Wankhede served as the vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India from 1972 to 1980. In 1980, he was elected as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and worked in the position till 1983. S. K. Wankhede also served the Bombay Cricket Association from 1963 till his death.
  • Apart from being a politician and the president of BCCI, S. K. Wankhede was also an agriculturist and businessman by profession.
  • In 1973, there was a dispute between CCI-owned Brabourne and the Bombay Cricket Association (now named as MCA) over the allocation of ticket revenues collected. Things got worse during the test match between India and England in 1973. S. K. Wankhede who was a politician at that time and was the secretary of the BCA decided to build a new stadium just a few distances away. After six months, a new stadium was built and was opened for the test match between India and West Indies in 1975. This new stadium was named after S. K. Wankhede. [3]DNA At this moment, S. K. Wankhede said,

    The BCA is the parent body with over 258 clubs affiliated to it. We are promoting cricket in Mumbai and Thane areas. Before the construction of the Brabourne, Bombay Gym used to host international games. Naturally, after the Brabourne was built, all matches were shifted. The Brabourne is owned by a limited company and 80-90 per cent of the profits go to the club. The BCA never got anything out of it.”

    Maharashtra’s former governor Ali Yavar Jung with S K Wankhede (right) inaugurating the stadium

    Maharashtra’s former governor Ali Yavar Jung with S K Wankhede (right) inaugurating the stadium

    Wankhede Stadium

    Wankhede Stadium

  • In 1990, a college named Bar. Sheshrao Wankhede Mahavidyalaya, Mohpa was established in Nagpur, Maharashtra in honour of Sheshrao K Wankhede.