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Veteran socialist, freedom fighter Bhai Vaidya dies in Pune

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

fighter and veteran socialist leader Vaidya died today in a private hospital here. He was 89.

Vaidya, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer, was admitted to the hospital two days ago.

Born on June 22, 1928, in district, Vaidya was the of of India and was a prominent member of the

He was of in 1974-75 and was for home between 1978-80.

Vaidya was at the forefront of Samyukta movement which fought for a Marathi-speaking state with (then Bombay) as its capital.

He was of in 1974-75 and was also instrumental in forming trade unions of employees of the unorganised sector.

He was of the Ammunition Factory Workers' Union in Kirkee in Pune.

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First Published: Mon, April 02 2018. 21:15 IST