Senior journalist, freedom fighter Dinu Randive passes away

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.

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