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Freedom fighter Datta Tamhane dies at 102

PTI  Thane, April 07, 2014
First Published: 15:40 IST(7/4/2014) | Last Updated: 15:43 IST(7/4/2014)

Veteran freedom fighter Datta Tamhane died at the age of 102 in Thane, Maharashtra, according to his family members.

Tamhane died last night, they said.

Tamhane, who belonged to Ratnagiri, had participated in protests against the Simon Commission, salt Satyagraha.

He had been a member of both the Houses, and took retirement from active politics in 1983.

Tamhane had worked for the betterment of tribals in the area.

Tamhane was felicitated by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan when he turned 100. He was the recipient of various awards like Adivasi Seva Puraskar and the state government's literature award for his book "Kathasangraha Kalicha Gowda".

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