Shanti Dut

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Shanti Dut (Peaceful Messenger) is an award winning Hindi language newspaper published weekly in Suva Fiji and is owned by Mahendra Motibhai Patel. It is one of the oldest non-English language newspapers owned by the corporation having started in 1935. Its first editor and founder was Pundit Guru Dayal Sharma MBE, JP and Author of "Memories of Fiji 1887 to 1987.[1]

In 1995, its circulation in territories such as India and Africa, and for Indian migrants worldwide, was 10,750.[2] but the U.S. Embassy gives the current circulation as 13,000.[3]

From 1981 to 1987 its editor was Mahendra Chand Vinod. From 1994 to 2000, Hemant Vimal Sharma was the Editor of Shanti Dut.


  1. ^ Kanwal, J. S. (1980). A Hundred years of Hindi in Fiji. Suva, Fiji: Fiji Teachers Union. p. 93. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of the Nations  :: Asia and Oceania  :: Fiji". Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Fiji Media Fiji Press". Retrieved 2007-07-12.