Shashikala Kakodkar was born in 1935, and died in 2016.
He was a prominent leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a political party based in Goa, India, that espouses the cause of the Bahujan Samaj (a term which is interpreted variously, but often taken to mean the masses, or the non-Brahmin section of Hindu society).
He was also known as Tai (Elder sister in Marathi).
He was the education minister in this government, and was responsible in a major way for the regional languages-alone, no-English education policy implemented in government-aided primary schools in Goa.
Shashikala Kakodkar passed away at 81 years old.