Late.Hon.Sadashivraoji Mandlik 


Sadashivrao Dadoba Mandlik (7 October 1934 – 10 March 2015) was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India from Kolhapur. Basically he believed in socialistic ideology and was associated with Indian National Congress and Nationalistic Congress Party with his unique identity and ideology. He was diehard follower of thoughts and ideology of Chh.Shivaji Maharaj, Ch.Shahu Maharaj, Mahatma Jotiba Phule and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and devoted his life for the upliftment of socially downtrodden people, farmers, workers, students and women in Kolhapur district.

Sadashivrao Mandlik himself worked as an assistant teacher, the Head master of the school, which he started in the year 1960. Further leaving the role of highschool teacher, he became the teacher of the society and started his social work. He became Member of Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra four times during 1972, 1985, 1990 and 1995 respectively. He was minister for state having 6 portfolios. He represented the Kolhapur Loksabha Constituency four times (12th, 13th, 14th and15th Lok Sabha) as a Member of Parliament. From all these various posts he created works which help to improve the social, cultural, economical, agro-industrial, industrial and educational standards of Kolhapur district and especially of the Kagal Taluka. Spreading and stimulating educational institutions was one of the parts of his multi facilitated personalities.

The silhouette of his political and social career:

Positions Held –
1967-1972 – Chairman, Zilla Parishad Committee for Public Works and Health,
1972-1978 & 1985-1998 – Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (Four terms)
1993-1995 – Minister of State, Irrigation, Education & Resettlement, Govt. of Maharashtra
1998 – Elected to 12th Lok Sabha (1st Term) 1998-1999 – Member Committee on Food Civil Supplies & Public Distribution & its sub-committee – B on Department of Sugar & Edible oils. Member, Consultative Committee,Ministry of Agriculture,
1999 – Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd Term) 1999-2000 – Member, Committee on Private Members Bills & Resolutions 2000-2004 – Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development
2004 – Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd Term) Deputy Leader, Nationalist Congress Parliamentary Party, LokSabha, Member, committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Member, Committee on Defense, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs. 5 August 2007 – Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public onwards Distribution 24 March 2009 – Resigned on 24 March 2009
2009 – Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term) as an Independent Candidate from 47 – Kolhapur Constituency.

Social & Cultural Activities –

Organized students Union & Set up Co-operative Sugar Factory, Milk & Farm Products Processing Units, Kalammawadi Dam Kruti Samiti, Kolhapur Anti Toll Movement,

Special Interests –

Music, Reading, Cinema & Drama Favorite Pastime & Recreation – Arts & Culture Sports & Clubs – Wrestling, Kabaddi & Gymnastics,

Founder and Chairman

  • 1996 – Sadashivrao Mandlik Kagal Taluka Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd., Hamidawada, Tal.Kagal, Dist.Kolahpur,
  • 1962-67 – Kagal Taluka Supervising Union,
  • 1976-78 – Shetakari Sahakari Sangh Kolhapur
  • 1977-79 – Secondary School Non-Teachers Employees Organization Maharashtra;
  • Krishi Udyog Sangh, Dist.Kolhapur,
  • Vigilance & Monitoring Committee, Kolhapur Dist & State Level Consultative Committee, Food Corporation of India,
  • Kagal Taluka Farmers & Students Organization,
  • Jai Shivrai Education Society, Murgud.

Contribution in Cooperative and other Social Movements

  • Chairman and Director of Kolhapur District Central Co-operative Bank Ltd., Dist Kolhapur,
  • Director, Dudhuganga Vedaganga Sahakai Sakhar Karkhana Bidri
  • Director : Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank Ltd.,
  • General Secretary, Rajaram College and Students Organization Dist Kolhapur 1957-58,
  • Actively participated in
    • Samyukta Maharashtra Movement
    • Maharashtra -Karnataka Border issue movement 1956,
    • Goa Liberation Movement
    • Worked successfully as a Chairman of Public Works & District Health Department – Zhilla Parishad, Kolhapur 1960-62,
    • Development council for Sugar Industry
    • Konkan Railway User’s Consultative Committee
    • Telephone Advisory Committee, Kolhapur
    • Visited Iraq as Member of the Good Will Mission in 2001

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