Sudhakar Shetty of Maharashtra was elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) on 12 August 2015. He succeeds Jaspal Singh Kandhari.
Elections for the four year term were attended by 35 members from 18 States and Units.
Kandhari, the outgoing president who was in the fray for a third term, could not contest the elections after his nomination was rejected. According to GFI release, his nomination was rejected on the ground that he did not file his address in the nomination form, which is mandatory as per the rules.
The elections were held with Justice P K Bhasin (Retired Judge of Delhi High Court) acting as the Returning Officer in the presence of HS Bhadu, IOA Observer and R K Saxena, Government Observer.
Elected office-bearers are
• Sudhakar Shetty as president
• Shantikumar Singh as general secretary
• Gian Singh as treasurer
• Riyaz Bhati as vice president
• Ranjeet Vasava and Anil Mishra as joint secretaries
• Makarand Joshi as executive member
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Who: Sudhakar Shetty
When: 12 August 2015