Exceptional MAHARASHTRIANS

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 2020’

Respected Jury


    • Mr. Sushil Kumar Shinde
      Former Union Minister, Government of India

    • Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar
      Renowned Scientist

    • Padma Shri Dr.Tatyarao Lahane
      Renowned Ophthalmologist and Director, Medical Education

    • Mr. Vijay Darda
      Chairman , Lokmat Media Group

    • Mr. Hital Meswani
      Executive Director , Reliance Industries

    • Ms. Geetanjali Kirloskar
      Chairperson , Toyota Tsusho

    • Ms. Veena Patil
      Managing Director , Veena World

    • Mr. Rajukumar Hirani
      Film Director and writer

    • Mr. Gaur Gopal Das
      Life Coach and Author

    • Mr. Mahesh Kale
      Indian Classical Vocalist

    • Mr. Aakash Chopra
      Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer

    • Mr. Praveen Pardeshi
      Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai

    • Mr. Swwapnil Joshi
      Actor

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

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.

Selection

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 Vengsarkar

    • Vikram Shroff

    • Anu Malik

    • Nivedita Saraf

    • Ajay Atul

    • Prasun Joshi

    • Vikram Limaye

    • Leela punawala

    • Ramakant Panda

    • Popatrao pawar