Nagpur: In what can be called a case of “eating your cake and having it too” Shreehari Aney, who turns 66 today, got to cut a very innovative cake.
It was shaped as Maharashtra, with all parts like Vidarbha, Konkan, Marathwada and Western Maharashtra shown in different colours. After blowing the candles, Shreehari got to carve Vidarbha out of Maharashtra!
This ingenuous cake was presented to him by some lawyer friends practising in Nagpur High Court where the cake was cut.
As all NT readers know, Aney recently resigned as Advocate General of Maharashtra over the Vidarbha issue and when he upset politicians of almost all parties by stating that apart from Vidarbha, Marathwada needs to be made a separate state too.
Born in 1950 in Pune, Aney completed his schooling in Jamshedpur (then Bihar, now in Jharkhand). Subsequently, he completed his BCom at Wadia College in Pune. Thereafter, Aney studied law at Indian Law Society’s law school in Pune.
On the occasion of his birthday, an interesting fact about the Aney family needs to be told. Generations of them – about 4 before Shreehari – have been active in politics and all male offspring of this family are given just two names – Shreehari and Madhav! Thus, Shreehari’s son is Madhav and so is his father.
The first of the Aneys who entered public life was Dr. Madhav Aney. According to wikipedia -Dr Madhav Shrihari Aney (29 August 1880, Wani – 26 January 1968) was an Indian politician. He passed his B.A. examination from Morris College in Nagpur in 1902 and passed his B.L. examination from Calcutta University in 1907. He was one of the founder of the Congress Nationalist Party. He was one of the eminent disciples of Lokmanya Tilak apart fromN C Kelkar, Kakasaheb Khadilkar, Gangadhar Deshpande, Dr B S Munje, Abhyankar, T B Paranjpe and Vaman Malhar Joshi.
Nagpur Today wishes Shreehari Many Happy Returns of the Day and success on all his ventures on his birthday!