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Dnyaneshwar Agashe (17 April 1942 – 2 January 2009) was an Indian businessman, cricketer, cricket administrator and philanthropist.

He was vice-president of Board of Control for Cricket in India from 1995 to 1999. He became a member of the Maharashtra Cricket Association in 1969 and became the association's executive chairman in 1989. He was chairman and managing director of the Brihan Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate Ltd., chairman of Kolhapur Steel and founder of Suvarna Sahakari Bank and Mandar Printing Press.

Agashe and his family came into public scandal in 2008, in the Suvarna Sahakari Bank scam. While in judicial custody during the scandal, Agashe died of complications from diabetes.

A wicketkeeper-batsman, Agashe played first-class cricket for Maharashtra between 1962 and 1968 and scored two half-centuries in 13 matches. His best season came in 1964–65 where he made his career-best 75, took ten catches and made two stumpings.

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