Dr. Shrikant Jichkar (September 14, 1954 – June 2, 2004) was an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress party. He held numerous academic degrees and is hence well known as “the most qualified person” of India and is noted likewise in Limca Book of Records.He holds the Limca Book of Records for the most qualified person in the country. Began 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 did his Masters in ten subjects[dubious ]. M.A. (Public Administration ; M.A. (Sociology) ; M.A. (Economics); M.A. (Sanskrit); M.A. (History); M.A.(English Literature); M.A. (Philosophy); M.A. (Political Science) ; M.A. (Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archaeology); M.A (Psychology). He got his D. Litt (Doctor of Letters) in Sanskrit, the highest of any Degree in a University. Most of his Degrees are with First Merit and he has obtained several Gold Medals for his degrees. Between 1973 and 1990 he has written 42 University Examinations, every summer and every winter. In 1978 he wrote the IPS (Indian Police Service) examination and got into it, resigned, wrote the prestigious IAS (Indian Administrative Services) examination in 1980 and got into it, resigning in four months to contest his first general election. In 1980 he was elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assemble becoming the youngest MLA in the
country at 25 and subsequently became a very powerful government Minister holding 14 portfolios at a time.He had one of the biggest personal libraries in India with 52,000 books. Jichkar was also an academician, painter, professional photographer, and stage actor. He has been member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (1982–85), Maharashtra Legislative Council (1986–92) and served as Minister of State, Government of Maharashtra. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha (1992–98). He joined I.P.S. in 1978 and I.A.S. in 1980.