Ramrao Adik


Ramrao Adik

Ramrao Adik (24 December1929 - August 30, 2007) was a both powerful and influential Maratha leaders of Maharashtra belonging to the Indian National Congress.

Ramrao Adik was a former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He died on August 30, 2007 in Mumbai following a brief illness. His younger brother, Govindrao Adik, was a Sharad Pawar loyalist but now is, too in the Congress Party commands substantial mass support in rural Maharashtra.

Born in Srirampur, a small village in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra on 24 December 1929 Ramrao Adik started out as a farmer just like his father Wamanrao Adik. In a household of five siblings, Ramrao was the eldest and the most ambitious. He finished his law degree at Puna Law College in 1954 and went to England to become a barrister. Later on he practiced civil law in Bombay High Court, where he quickly rose through the ranks as a lawyer and was elected to the Bombay Bar Association. Since then his name was quite famous among political circles of Maharashtra.

After getting appreciated as a skillful lawyer by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, he was asked to join politics. Ramrao Adik saw this as a good platform to serve the people which he always wanted to do.

First starting out as an Advocate General, then a M.L.C., Law Minister, in a few years he would become the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 1984.

Ramrao Adik has an interest in the field of education with a university in his name. He was an active lawyer. “Being a Lawyer is what I love when I am not a politician” is what he says.


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