Datta Iswalkar, leader of Mill Workers Struggle Committee, passed away today at the age of 72. He has been suffering from a chronic illness for the last 3 to 4 years. He was admitted to the hospital today due to a blood clot in his brain. He breathed his last at JJ Hospital in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife, 4 children and grandchildren. His body will be cremated at Worli Cemetery tomorrow morning.
Datta Iswalkar was employed as a clerk in a modern mill. He was associated with the Rashtra Seva Dal and many organizations in the socialist movement. He started the struggle for justice for the mill workers after the labor leader Datta Samant. He was the leader of the mill workers. He started the struggle of the mill workers on October 2, 1989 and formed the mill workers struggle committee with his colleagues. Datta Iswalkar was the chairman of the Mill Workers Struggle Committee. Under his leadership, the closed mills were started in 1988-89. Workers should get houses and jobs on the land of closed mills, so the mill workers struggled under his leadership. His demise is causing a great stir in Girangao.