Dnyaneshwar Agashe

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Dnyaneshwar Agashe (17 April 1942 – 2 January 2009) was an Indian businessman, cricketer, cricket administrator and philanthropist.[1][2]

He was vice-president of Board of Control for Cricket in India from 1995 to 1999.[3] He became a member of the Maharashtra Cricket Association in 1969 and became the association's executive chairman in 1989.[4] He was chairman and managing director of the Brihan Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate Ltd., chairman of Kolhapur Steel and founder of Suvarna Sahakari Bank and Mandar Printing Press.[5]

Agashe and his family came into public scandal in 2008, in the Suvarna Sahakari Bank scam. While in judicial custody during the scandal, Agashe died of complications from diabetes.[6][7][8][9][10]

A wicketkeeper-batsman, Agashe played first-class cricket for Maharashtra between 1962 and 1968 and scored two half-centuries in 13 matches. His best season came in 1964–65 where he made his career-best 75, took ten catches and made two stumpings.[11]

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  1. Kelkar, Siddhart (2009). "Friends recall royal Agashe, despite taint". Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  2. Ranade, Sadashiv (1974). Agashe Kula-vr̥ttānta (in Marathi). p. 375. LCCN 74903020. OCLC 20388396.
  3. Staff, Cricinfo (2009). "ESPN Cricinfo". ESPN. Retrieved 19 August 2016. A wicketkeeper-batsman, Dayaneshwar Agashe played first-class cricket for Maharashtra
  4. "Agashe and team reinstated on MCA". Times of India. January 1, 2004.
  5. Kothari's Economic and Industrial Guide of India. Kothari. 1978-01-01 – via Google Books. Directors : Shankar Laxraan Limaye (Chairman), Dnyaneshwar Chandrashekhar Agashe, Gajanan Hari Sabnis, Vinayak Krishna Sathe Jagadish Chandrashekhar Agashe, Govind Narhar Joshi, Ramrao Madhavrao Deshmukh
  6. "BCCI to hold AGM on January 27". The Tribune. Chennai. January 15, 2005. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  7. Nambiar, Nisha (2009). "Agashe dead; depositors now pin hopes on IOB". Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  8. "Suvarna protestors halt traffic". Times of India. February 11, 2008.
  9. "Former MCA chief Agashe dies". Web India 123. January 3, 2009.
  10. "Deadend!". Pune Mirror. January 4, 2009. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  11. Oracle, CricketArchives. "Cricket Archives". cricketarchives.com. Retrieved 20 August 2016.