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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]

Its circulation in territories such as India, Africa and Indian Migrants worldwide in 1995 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. 

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Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:15:00 -0700

THE Fiji Times Hindi publication Shanti Dut began its publication on May 11, 1935. The initial publication started off with 11 pages of news — in the English and Hindi languages. The idea of publishing a Hindi newspaper came into the mind of the man ...

Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Sun, 10 May 2015 13:27:44 -0700

Shanti Dut, Hindi Weekly of The Fiji Times, started its publication on May 11, 1935 and its 80th birth anniversary is today. I have been associated with this paper since 1959 when one of my Hindi love poems, Tera khayal, "A thought of yours", was ...

Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:48:45 -0700

Its editor, Nilam Kumar,said the Shanti Dut had come a long way and through thick and thin, it had managed to overcome obstacles and struggles through the support of its parent company — The Fiji Times Ltd — as well as all the newspaper's readers and ...

Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Thu, 28 May 2015 13:37:11 -0700

"I was very young at that time and used to enjoy reading the Shanti Dut so every week I would buy a copy," he said. "At that time, I was working with my father at Raranipolo Estate in Savusavu and I would always keep some money every week to buy the ...

Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:26:15 -0700

"Apart from this award, we are also proud that the Shanti Dut is being recognised at the World Hindi Conference, which is to be held next month in India as the longest-running Hindi newspaper published outside India. The Shanti Dut celebrated its 80th ...
Fiji Times
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 11:30:00 -0800

"We have therefore decided to donate all the extra five cents we collect from those that bought the paper at $1 to an orphanage." The cost of The Fiji Times in Vanua Levu will now be $1.40. The cost of Shanti Dut is now 55c and Nai Lalakai will be sold ...
Fiji Times
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 13:15:00 -0700

Our people enjoy Hindi programs broadcast by the radio stations and relish reading news, articles and poems published in the weekly Shanti Dut. Hindi, therefore, occupies a prominent position in our socio-cultural set up. The government of Fiji has ...

Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:05:01 -0700

Through the pages of our daily, along with that of our sister newspapers — Nai Lalakai, Shanti Dut and Sunday Times, you will learn of the rich history of the ever evolving times of our nation as contained in what is the country's oldest newspaper ...

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