Goa CM Pramod Sawant condoles demise of Mohan Ranade
Ranade was honoured with Padmashree in 2001 and later in 2006, he was conferred with Sangli Bhushan
Panaji (Goa): Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of the eminent author and veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade, who passed away here on Tuesday at the age of 89.
While expressing condolences, Sawant said, "Apart from being an eminent author, Ranade has contributed immensely during the struggle movement of Goa and was imprisoned for 14 years."
"Deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri Mohan Ranade, a fearless freedom fighter who fought for the liberation of Goa. His sacrifices and struggles for Goa will never be forgotten," Pramod Sawant said in a tweet.
Deeply saddened by the passing away Shri Mohan Ranade, a fearless freedom fighter who fought for the liberation of Goa. His sacrifices and struggles for Goa will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/5ODjDVZhHT— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) June 25, 2019
Padma Shri Mohan Ranade served 14 years in prison in Goa and Portugal, with six years in solitary confinement. He devoted his entire life to the service of the society. His life is an inspiration for all of us. My deepest condolences to the family. Om Shanti— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) June 25, 2019
Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai also expressed his grief over Ranade's demise.
"RIP Padmashri Mohan Ranade. One of the key figures in Goa's liberation. Someone who spent 14 years in Portuguese prisons including 6 years in solitary confinement. History says his release was due to the intervention of the Pope at the prodding of former Tamil Nadu CM Annadurai," he tweeted.
RIP Padmashree Mohan Ranade . One of the key figures in #Goa’s #liberation.Someone who spent 14 years in #Portugese prisons including 6 years in solitary confinement .History says his release was due to the intervention of the Pope at the prodding of Former TamilNadu CM Annadurai pic.twitter.com/uM2MP4pRah— Vijai Sardesai (@VijaiSardesai) June 25, 2019
Ranade was honoured with Padmashree in 2001 and later in 2006, he was conferred with Sangli Bhushan.
His final rites are likely to be held in Pune.
(With inputs from ANI)
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