Panaji, Jun 25 : Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, his cabinet colleagues and other political leaders condoled the demise of veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade.
In a tweet, the Chief Minister said, '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.`` 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,' he said.
Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai said, '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.'
State IT Minister Rohan Khaunte said,'Deeply saddened to hear that veteran freedom fighter Padma Shri Mohan Ranade is no more! A key figure of Goa’s liberation history, he was a legendary patriot who selflessly worked towards freedom struggle. We salute his sacrifices and contribution towards our state’s glory.'Former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said,'Deeply pained by the sad demise of veteran freedom fighter Padmashri Mohan Ranade. His contribution in Goa Freedom Struggle will always be remembered and will inspire generations to come. My condolences to his family.'
Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude said,'Deeply condole the demise of Padma Shri Mohan Ranade. A revolutionary soldier in anti-colonial struggle of Goa. He ran a school in Savoi-Verem to carry out revolutionary activities during the colonial era. Ranade holds an indispensable place in d destiny of Goa. My salute & condolences.'
Padma Shri Mohan Ranade passed away at a hospital in Pune in Maharashtra on Tuesday. The 90-year-old freedom fighter was one of the most prominent figures in Goa Liberation Movement. (UNI)