Your vote counts

Come, join our esteemed jury in their quest to recognise these exceptional heroes and cast your invaluable vote for the
‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards 2019’

Respected Jury

  • Shri Piyush Goyal
    Hon'ble Union Minister of Finance & Railway, Government of India

  • Shri Anna Hazare
    Sr. Social Activist & Padma Bhushan

  • Asha Bhosle
    Singer & Padma Vibhushan

  • Dr. Suresh Advani
    Oncologist & Padma Bhushan Awardee

  • Vijay Darda
    Chairman, Lokmat Media Group, Ex MP

  • Jaidev Shroff
    Global CEO of UPL Ltd.

  • Mr.Ronnie Screwvala
    Chairman & Co- Founder, upGrad

  • Ankur Mehra
    Facebook, India Head (Media)

  • Ajinkya Rahane
    Star Indian Cricketer

  • Mahesh Manjrekar
    Film Director, Actor, Writer & Producer

  • Sachin Khedekar
    Sr. Actor

  • Rishi Darda
    Editorial and Joint Managing Director, Lokmat Media Group

  • Sajjan Jindal
    Chairman, Managing Director of JSW Group of companies

  • Rajesh Balkrishna Khanvilkar
    Managing Director
    R.K's Home Solutions Marketing & Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

Selection Process

Process of nomination

Competent candidates from each and every strata and corner of Maharashtra across 14 categories with the details of their achievements and career have been recommended by our editorial board and listed as possible nominees.


Senior Lokmat editors measure each candidate in the potential nominee list against a clear criteria and thus finalise five nominees for each category. The criteria against which nominees are appraised are: A. Impact on society B. Innovation in work C. Proven capability for problem-solving and overcoming challenges in difficult circumstances

Your vote counts

Register your vote for the candidate of your choice by logging in to Lokmat.com. Every vote will play a crucial role in the selection of the winners at the final stage

Eminent Jury

A. Experienced and respected professionals from every award category are part of the eminent jury. Award-winners in all categories will be chosen only after detailed discussion deliberation among jury members.

Jury in the past

  • Anna Hazare

  • Medha Patkar

  • Julio Ribero

  • Padmashree Adv. Ujwal Nikam

  • Nitin Gadkari

  • Shobha De

  • Rahul Joshi

  • Prof. Shashikumar Chitre

  • Ravi Jadhav

  • Raghunath Mashelkar

  • Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar

  • Padmashree Dr. Prakash Amte

  • Arnab Goswami

  • Milind Deora

  • Mahesh Bhatt

  • Prakash jawadekar

  • Prithviraj Chavan

  • Rajdeep Sardesai

  • Mrunal Kulkarni

  • Vijay Darda

  • Praful patel

  • Padmashree Dr. Abhay Bang

  • Harsh Goenka

  • Madhur Bhandarkar

  • Padmashree Dr. Rajendra Badawe

  • Sushilkumar Shinde

  • Dr. Achyut Godbole

  • Ashutosh Govarikar

  • Dhanraj Pillai

  • Raj Nayak

  • Sunil Sood

  • Ayaaz Memon

  • Gulzar

  • Dilip Vengaskar

  • Vikram Shroff

  • Anu Malik

  • Nivedita Saraf

  • Ajay Atul

  • Prasun Joshi

  • Vikram Limaye

  • Leela punawala

  • Ramakant Panda

  • Popatrao pawar