Mohan Ranade is an Indian freedom fighter who activeley participated in movement to liberate Goa from Portuguese rule. He was arrested by Portuguese police in 1955. Later he was incarcerated at the Fort of Caxias near Lisbon in Portugal. He was kept in solitary confinement for six years. After liberation of Goa by Indian government Ranade was finally released in January 1969 after 14 years of imprisonment. He now runs a charitable organisation in Pune that sponsors education of students from economically backward backgrounds. He was chairman of the Goa Red Cross for over five years. Ranade was born in 1929 in Sangli in Maharashtra state in India . He was inspired by by leaders like Babarao Savarkar and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. He is a qualified lawyer. He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2001 and with the Sangli Bhushan in 2006.  Ranade was also awarded the Goa Puraskar in 1986 for
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