M. Y. Ghorpade

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Murarirao Yeshwantrao Ghorpade (7 Dec 1931 – 29 Oct 2011) was an Indian politician. He was the son of the last Raja of the Sandur State, a former Princely State.[1] He was a seven-time MLA and one-time MP from Raichur, Karnataka.[2] He also served as Minister for Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Finance in the Karnataka State Government.[3] Ghorpade was the Chairman-emeritus of Sandur Manganese and Iron Ore Pvt. Ltd. (SMIORE). He held a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.[4]

He was a wildlife photographer famous for his black-and-white photography.

M. Y. Ghorpade
Born: 7 December 1931
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Yeshwantrao Ghorpade
Raja of Sandur
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished
Succeeded by
Ajai M. Ghorpade


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  3. "Former Karnataka minister M Y Ghorpade passes away - PTI". Moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  4. "M.Y. Ghorpade: maharaja, minister & a lensman « churumuri". Churumuri.wordpress.com. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2013.