Maharashtra Kesari

Maharashtra Kesari (Kesari is Sanskrit for "Lion") is an Indian-style wrestling championship, established in 1854 in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Kesari
Tournament information
SportIndian-style wrestling
LocationIndia
Established1854[1]
Current champion
Harshwardhan Sadgir

PrizeEdit

Cash prize was awarded to the winner since the start. But since 1982, initiated by wrestler Mamasaheb Mohol, the winner was permanently awarded with a silver mace weighing 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb).[2] As of 2008 the winner received a silver mace and a cash prize of 51,000 (US$720).[3] In addition, Government of Maharashtra also provided honorary sum amount to the title holders above age 50. Until 2012, to be eligible for this amount, the title holder's annual income had to be less than40,000 (US$560).[4] In 2015, the cash prize was raised to 1 lakh (US$1,400).[5]

The winners are also eligible to apply for government jobs under sports quota.[6]

RecordsEdit

The First Champion Of This Championship is Sardar Bhomji Panchariya (1854).Harshwardhan Sadgir is current (2019) Maharashtra Kesri. Bala Rafik became the winner of 2018 by defeating the winner of the 2017 edition Abhijit Katke. Narsing Yadav holds the record of winning the title three times consecutively from 2011 to 2013 and in 2016 Vijay chaudhary tied the record of Narsing Yadav. Vijay also won three times consecutively from 2014 to 2016, whereas Ganpat Khedkar, Chamba Mutnaal, Laxman Wadar, Dadu Chougule and Chandrahar Patil have won the title twice.[1] After winning his second title in 2008, Chandrahar Patil also competed in the 2009 championship whereas previous double title holders had not competed the third time.[7] Yuvaraj Patil hold the record of being the youngest winner at the age of 17.[8]

WinnersEdit

Key
Symbol Meaning
  Indicates that the wrestler has won the title multiple times
Year Winner Runner-up Venue Ref.
1854 Sardar Bhomji Panchariya Nashik Record Not Available Nashik
1961 Dinkar Patil (Dhayarikar) Hanmant Mane Dhayari, Maharashtra
1962 Bhagwan more RethareHarnax
1963 cancelled
1964 Ganpat Khedkar   Amravati [9]
1965 Ganpat Khedkar   Nashik [9]
1966 Dinanath Singh
1967 ChamBa mutnal
1968 Chamba Mutnal
1969 Dadu Chougule   [10]
1970 Dadu Chougule   [10]
1971
1972 लक्ष्मण वडर   Mohan Singh Bisen Kolhapur [10]
1973 लक्ष्मण वडर   Raghunath Pawar Akola [10]
1974
1975
1976 Hiraman Bankar [Note 1] [11]
1977
1978
1979 Shivajirav Pachpute Nashik
1980 Ismail Shaikh रमेश ताकवले ,हरगुडे Solapur
1981 बापूराव लोखंडे (ढवळ) सरदार खूशहाल
1982
1983 Sardaar khushal
1984
1985 Vishnuji Joshilkar
1986 Gulab Barde Rahuri
1987 Tanaji Bankar Pirmohmmad Attar
1988 Raosaheb Magar बालराफी शेख ( पुळूज )
1989
1990
1992 Apaalal Sheikh Maula Shaikh Akkalkot Solapur
1993 Udayraj Yadav Mumbai
1994 Sanjay Patil Maula Shaikh Satara
1995 Shivaji Kekan Beed
1996
1997 Ashok Shirke Ahmednagar
1998 Gorakh Sirak Maula Shaikh Satara
1999 Dhanaji Phadtare Satara
2000 Vinod Chaughule Kolhapur
2001 Rahul Kalbhor Pune
2002 Munalal Shaikh Chandrakant Sul Solapur
2003 DATTA GAIKWAD
2004 Chandrahas Nimgire Jeurwadi
2005 Sayeed bin Ali Kardoos (Sayeed Chaus) Indapur Pune
2006 Amol Buchade Aba Sul [12]
2007 Chandrahar Patil   Atul Patil Aurangabad [3][7]
2008 Chandrahar Patil   Sandeep Barguje Kadegaon, Sangli [3]
2009 Vijay Bankar [Note 1] Sayeed bin Ali Kardoos (Sayeed Chaus) Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune [11]
2010 Samadhan Ghodke Nandkumar Abdaar Rohe, Solapur [13]
2011 Narsing Yadav   Mumbai Atul Patil [Solapur] [1]
2012 Narsing Yadav   Mumbai Vijay Choudhary [Jalgao] Gondia [1][14]
2013 Narsing Yadav   Mumbai Sunil Salunke Mumbai Bhosari, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune [1]
2014 Vijay Chaudhary   Jalgaon Sachin Yelbar Ahmednagar [15]
2015 Vijay Chaudhary   Jalgaon Vikrant Jadhav Mumbai Nagpur [5]
2016 Vijay Chaudhary   Jalgaon Abhijit Katake Pune Pune [16]
2017 Abhijit Katake (winner) Pune Kiran Bhagat Bhugaon, Pune
2018 Bala Rafik Shaikh (winner) Bhuldhana Abhijit Katake Pune Jalana
2019 Harshwardhan Sadgir Nashik Shailesh Shelke Latur Pune (Balewadi)

NotesEdit

^[Note 1] Hiraman Bankar is father of Vijay Bankar. Dadu Chaugule is father of vinod Chaughule. विजय चौधरी ठरला 'महाराष्ट्र केसरी'

ReferencesEdit

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