Obituary

Justice VR Krishna Iyer

Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 4, 2014
I AM deeply saddened at the passing away of Justice VR Krishna Iyer. Krishna Iyer was a visionary jurist, statesman and champion of human rights. Elected as an independent, he became the law minister in the first Communist ministry in Kerala in 1957. As a Supreme Court judge, he gave several landmark judgements which interpreted the rights of citizens under the constitution favouring the common man.

Homage to Benoy Konar

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on September 15:

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Benoy Konar, a senior leader of the Party and the peasant movement. He died on September 14 at the age of 84.

BIPAN CHANDRA (1928-2014)

BIPAN Chandra, one of India’s leading historians and an uncompromising defender of secularism and the scientific spirit, passed away in the early hours of August 30, 2014. His death was widely reported both in the newspapers and the electronic media, where there were also a spate of obituaries and commemorative commentaries. This is how, indeed, it should have been because Bipan Chandra’s death has been a great loss not only to the academic community but to the thinking part of our nation.

Condolence Meeting for Com Vijender Sharma Held

WITH a resolve to carry on Comrade Vijender Sharma’s unfulfilled tasks, a condolence meeting on August 14 paid homage to the departed comrade. Hundreds of Party workers, members of the intelligentsia, Delhi University teachers participated in the meeting held at the Constitution Club in New Delhi. The meeting adopted a condolence resolution moved by the Delhi state committee secretary PMS Grewal. K M Tiwari conducted the proceedings.

Comrade Vijender Sharma

COMRADE Vijender Sharma, secretariat member of the CPI(M) Delhi state committee and veteran leader of the university and college teachers’ movement passed away on August 9, 2014 after bravely battling cancer for over eight months. He was 63. His demise is an irreparable loss to both the Party and the university and college teachers’ movement.

Comrade Chitta Chanda Is No More

EMINENT freedom fighter, permanent invitee member of CPI(M) Tripura state committee and former chairman of the Party’s state control commission, Comrade Chitta Chanda passed away at 5.40pm on July 28 at Agartala Government Medical College Hospital. He was 95. He was a bachelor. Comrade Chitta Chanda was suffering from age related diseases for quite some time. He was admitted to the hospital in the night of July 20. CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Manik Sarkar, CPI(M) state secretary Bijan Dhar and other secretariat members regularly visited the hospital for the updates on his condition.

Comrade Joni Tiru

Comrade Joni Tiru, local committee secretary of Namkum (West), Ranchi district, who had struggled against the land mafia all his life, was brutally murdered by miscreants. He was also secretary of Sodag Gram Sabha. The gram pradhan of Sodag, Kailash Khoya was also murdered.

Comrade Alluru Satyanarayana

VETERAN CPI(M) leader, freedom fighter and trade union leader Comrade Alluru Satyanarayana passed away in Hyderabad on 04th July. He was 86 years old and is survived by his wife Alluru Manmohani (Ammaji), a prominent AIDWA leader and three daughters. His body was brought to Party state headquarters M B Bhavan and kept for two hours when scores of activists came and paid their homage to the departed leader. CPI(M) Polit Bureau member B V Raghavulu placed the Red flag on the body and paid his homage.

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