Press Esc to close
Sunday 22 January 2017
News updated at 11:03 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.9°C
Min : 15.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

'Casanova' of Maharashtra

Prabhat Sharan, Feb 12, 2012 :

It was early eighties. The press had just learnt the importance of being unshackled. Political gossips earlier just a susurrus, were slowly uncoiling in the staid mainstream media.

The first case which took the country by storm was the “Bacchanalian Casanovian” escapades of England educated Maharashtra’s then deputy chief minister Ramrao Adik.
The reports of his painting the aisle of a Germany-bound aircraft and Hanover Industrial park red, in a sloshed condition came as a comic relief to post-emergency India.

Close to then Premier Indira Gandhi, the suave and debonair barrister-at-law, was one of the upcoming political personages, from Maharashtra, leading an Indian delegation to Hanover Industrial Fair.

Mediapersons onboard the Air India flight watched Adik down peg after peg, stumbling across the aisle harassing co-passengers. Media reports then stated ‘he just couldn’t keep his paws off females in the aircraft.’ The cabin crew finally had to handcuff him.

At the Hanover park, Adik, again high-on-spirits prowled the rolling greens chasing gorgeous skirts. The foreign press called him “a drunkard and a Casanova,” stating in their reports, “High-level diplomatic efforts by the Indian Embassy in Bonn managed to keep Adik out of jail after he got into a fight with a taxi driver and upset many women with his forwardness.”

The Hanover ‘hangover,’ killed his political career; and for the rest of his life till his death in 2007, he devoted himself to the beauties of legalese curves in legal tomes.

Related stories

The ‘power’ aphrodisiac

BJP family secrets in the open

Mother of Kerala scams

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Youngstres and Students during the protest to Lift ban on jallikattu and impose ban on PETA...

Youngstres and Students during the protest to Lift ban on jallikattu and impose ban on PETA...

Hot air balloons fly during the 39th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Switzerland...

Hot air balloons fly during the 39th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Switzerland...

An Iranian firefighter removes debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire...

An Iranian firefighter removes debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire...

Indian film director and classical dancer, Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush at the Jaipur...

Indian film director and classical dancer, Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush at the Jaipur...

The cast of Kung Fu Yoga, from left, Miya Muqi, Disha Patani, Jackie Chan, Amyra Dastur...

The cast of Kung Fu Yoga, from left, Miya Muqi, Disha Patani, Jackie Chan, Amyra Dastur...

Women take part in the #IWillGoOut rally, to show solidarity with the Women's March in Washington...

Women take part in the #IWillGoOut rally, to show solidarity with the Women's March in Washington...

Archaeological Survey of India workers conducting restoration work at Taj Mahal in Agra...

Archaeological Survey of India workers conducting restoration work at Taj Mahal in Agra...

Military Police Daredevils perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Military Police Daredevils perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds its two babies insects in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia...

An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds its two babies insects in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia...

Winner of Oriflame Face of North-East-2017 Michelle Kynta (M), 1st runner up Anjusha Saikia...

Winner of Oriflame Face of North-East-2017 Michelle Kynta (M), 1st runner up Anjusha Saikia...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523