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Laxman Shrawan Bhatkar (b 1901 Thugaon Amravati district - d 1970 ) was a politician and social worker from Central Provinces and Berar of British India. He was born in 1901 at Thugaon village of then Amravati district of the Province. He studied at Depressed Classes Mission High School at Bombay.
Later he became member of Satyasodhak Samaj under the guidance of Pandharinath Patil. He used to compose playfolk songs and stories for the welfare of untouchables. For them, he started Chokhamela Hostel at Chikhali in Buldana district in 1921.
In 1951, he was elected to first Lok Sabha from the 2 seats of Buldana Akola constituency of then Madhya Pradesh State along with Gopalrao Khedkar. In 1957, he was re-elected as a representative of the second Lok Sabha from Buldana Akola constituency of then Bombay State.
He died in 1970.