Senior journalist, freedom fighter Dinu Randive passes away

Published: June 16, 2020

Senior journalist and freedom fighter from Maharashtra, Dinu Randive passed away at his residence in Dadar, Mumbai this morning due to old age. He was 95.

  • Mr. Randive played a key role in the struggle movement to carve out Maharashtra state called Samyukta Maharashtra movement. He also participated in the Goa liberation movement.
  • He was born in 1925 at a tribal hamlet at Dahanu near Mumbai, he started his journalistic career in 1956.
  • This year, he was conferred with the lifetime achievement award by the Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh, an association of journalists covering Maharashtra legislature and secretariat.
  • he was awarded the RedInk Lifetime Award in June last year

The Marathi film Sinhasan based on a journalist “Digu” was modelled on Randive which was played by Nilu Phule this movie uncovered a network of telephone tapping, political corruption, relations between trade unions and politicians.