By Vijay Darda | 24-09-2022
The nominees of all categories met with this year’s jury of the ‘Lokmat – Maharashtrian Of The Year 2022’ in Mumbai.
Members of the Jury Board and nominees in a group photo clicked on the occasion.
First row from left: Senior sports journalist Ayaz Memon, Executive Director and Editorial Director of Lokmat Media Karan Darda, Managing Director of Lokmat Media Devendra Darda, Critical Care Physician Dr. Pratit Samdani, Pro-Chancellor, Symbiosis International University and Principal Director, Symbiosis Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan, Chairman of Editorial Board of Lokmat Media and former member of Rajya Sabha Vijay Darda, Union Minister of State for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Karad, Chief Minister’s Office Additional Chief Secretary Bhushan Gagrani, Google India Country Head Sanjay Gupta, Godrej Properties Executive Chairman Pirojsha Godrej, Lokmat Media Joint Managing Director, Editorial Director and Maharashtrian of the Year Award Founder Rishi Darda.
Second Row: Teacher Balaji Jadhav of Vijayanagar Zilla Parishad School in Satara, innovator in agriculture Mithilesh Desai of Zapde Lanja in Ratnagiri, innovator in agriculture Suresh Garmade, resident of Warora in Chandrapur, Rajesh Rathod of Flair Pens Industry, Aman Mehtani of ADM Group, Dinesh Rathi of Icon Steel, Jalna, Social Worker Shantabai Dhande of Ahmednagar, Nagpur Municipal Corporation school teacher Deepti Chandan Singh Bisht, former state minister Aditi Tatkare, Amravati’s MP Navneet Rana, Nanded Zilla Parishad CEO Varsha Thakur-Ghuge, Amravati Collector Pavneet Kaur, Kinwat-Nanded’s social worker Dr. Ashok Belkhode, Orthopedic Surgeon in Mumbai Dr Sanjay Agarwala, Beed’s social worker couple Srishti and Siddharth Sonawane, Beed’s innovative farmer Annasaheb Jagtap and Jalgaon Collector Abhijit Raut.
Third Row: Nagpur gastroenterologist Dr. Shrikant Mukewar, Mumbai intensivist Dr. Rahul Pandit, Vivek Deshpande of Nagpur’s Spacewood Group, Buldhana’s social worker couple Dr. Nandkumar and Aarti Palve, teachers from Akola Mangesh Pawar and Sahebrao Rathod, ENT surgeon from Nashik Dr. Shabbir Indorewala, teacher Tarachand Metkar of Igatpuri, social worker Kishor Deshpande of Kolhapur, teacher Mohan Makhane of Ausa-Latur, innovtive farmer Kamlesh Patil of Jalgaon, Mumbai-based urologist Dr. Phiroze Soonawala and pulmonologist Dr Jalil D Parkar, Lokmat Senior President, Ad-Sales Karun Gera, Lokmat Group Editor Vijay Baviskar and editor of Lokmat Mumbai edition Atul Kulkarni, nominees cancer surgeon Dr. Mandar Nadkarni, MLA Rahul Patil, Maharashtra Youth Congress President Kunal Raut, Sindhudurg District Collector K. Manjulaxmi and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone-2, Mumbai Neelotpal, were also present.