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

IT all started in the 1960s when Parma Nand found the Shanti Dut newspaper an interesting read. So every week since 1967, Mr Nand has never missed an issue and what some will find surprising, maybe even astonishing, is the fact that he keeps all his ...
Fiji Times
Wed, 13 May 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Mr Nand is also a keen reader of the Shanti Dut and has collected all his newspapers since 1979. In fact, he had collections from the 1960s but Hurricane Bebe, which hit in 1972, damaged that collection. Mr Nand's story about his collection will be ...

Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:00:03 -0800

The Holi celebrations yesterday featured family members, staff and friends of The Fiji Times family. Shanti Dut editor Neelam Kumar said the celebration date fell on the month of phagun which was usually on the last week of February and the first week ...
Fiji Times
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:18:45 -0800

Shanti Dut staff member Gyan Mati joins the Outrigger on the Lagoon staff in a tui-boto during their Christmas cheer visit to the Fiji Times office in Suva, on Tuesday. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU. CHRISTMAS celebrations began early for the staff of The ...
Fiji Times
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Besides classifieds sales for The Fiji Times and Fiji Times Online, the classifieds team is also responsible for classifieds in the three weekly publications, namely the Sunday Times, Nai Lalakai and Shanti Dut. With The Fiji Times' solid reputation as ...

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