Legendary journalist, author and novelist Arun Sadhu passes away

We are very sad to inform you that a legendary journalist, author and novelist Arun Sadhu passed away on Monday morning due to illness at a city hospital. He was 76. Known for his expansive work in journalism, commentary on current affairs and politics, Sadhu has authored award winning political novel like Simhasan which was later made into a film that is still relevant and treated as a cult classic. His social novel Mukhavata, and his first novel Mumbai Dinank are considered top class.

He won several accolades such as Sahitya Akademy Award for his literary works. He was elected president of All India Marathi Sahitya Sammelan in 2007. A guiding star to several journalists and students of journalism, Sadhu also worked as head of the mass communications department of Pune University for six years. Earlier, he worked with several national dailies including Indian Express. He wrote in Marathi, Hindi and English.

He studied and essayed the rise of Shiv Sena, wrote on the Vietnam war and the Chinese revolution. Sadhu practiced what he preached.  He had wished his body be donated for medical research. So there will be no funeral. The Mumbai Press Club is deeply saddened, and pays late Sadhu rich tributes. We condole his death and share grief with his family, friends and well-wishers. A condolence meeting will be held very soon at the Club. We will keep you informed.

Dharmendra Jore
Secretary, Mumbai Press Club

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