Since his political career began in 1967, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has spent considerable time in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.
From mistimed gaffes to indiscreet favours, the man's resume is colourful enough to hold its own against India's most controversial politicians.
Here's a look at the man and his moments over the past four decades!
Image: Sharad Pawar signals at a press conference. (Copyright: AFP. Unauthorized use is prohibited.)