Ramesh Patange is a senior activist, thinker and ideologue of RSS. He is the former editor of the Marathi weekly Vivek and the monthly Udyog Krishi magazine. He is one of the founders of the Samajik Samarasata Manch, Bhatke-Vimukata Vikash Parishad and Samrasta Sahitya Parishad. He has 52 books to his name and has edited 50 special volumes. His book Mi, Manu ani Sangh has been translated into Hindi and other regional languages. Patange is recipient of various awards, including the Tilak Samarasta Purskar, the 2017 Lokmany Tilak Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism and the Manikchand Vajpayee National Award of Journalism.