Balkrishna Ramchandra Wasnik

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Balkrishna Ramchandra Wasnik (12 August 1929[1] – 10 September 2015) was an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress.

Political career[]

In 1957, at the age of 28 he was elected in the Bhandara lok sabha constituency. He was re-elected in 1962. Afterwards from Buldhana in (1980). He was a staunch supporter of separate Vidarbha.

In 1967, he became President of the Mahavidarbha Rajya Sangharsh Samiti and mobilized the agitation to press for this demand.


He belongs to an Ambedkarite Buddhist family.[2][3] He hails from Mahar community and has a son, Mukul Wasnik two daughters, Dipti Wasnik Saxena and Seema Wasnik.[4]


He died on 10 September 2015 in Nagpur, aged 86.


  1. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Retrieved 28 April 2018.
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  3. ^ Maddela, Jagruthi (9 August 2019). "Dalit leader to become Congress president?". Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Former MP Balkrishna Wasnik passes away". The Times of India. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
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