Meet Shrikant Jichkar who has the distinction of being “the most qualified person” in India according to Limca Book of Records.
He started his career as a medical doctor (MBBS and MD),he did his Law (LL.B.) with post-graduation in International Law (LL.M.) and his Masters in Business Administration (DBM and MBA) and in Journalism (B.Journ).
He got his D. Litt (Doctor of Literature) in Sanskrit, the highest of any degree in a university.
He did his Masters in Public administration, Sociology, Economics, Sanskrit, History, English Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, and Psychology.
Most of his degrees are in first class.
He has obtained several Gold Medals for his degrees.Between 1973 and 1990 he wrote 42 university examinations.
In 1978 he appeared in the Indian Civil Service examination and got selected in Indian police service (IPS) and resigned again he appeared in the Indian civil service exam, and successfully joined in IAS (Indian Administrative Services) in 1980, but resigned after 4 months to contest his first general election.
In 1980 he was elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, becoming the youngest MLA in the country at 25
He became a very powerful government Minister holding 14 portfolios at a time.
His had a personal library boasting of 52,000 books .
He was an accomplished painter, actor and photographer too.
Shrikant died in a car accident at the age of 49.