Vol. XLIII No. 12 March 24, 2019
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Condolence Resolution

THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in its meeting in New Delhi on March 3-4, 2019 paid respectful homage to the memory of Comrade Nirupam Sen, former member of the Polit Bureau; to the memory of Comrade Mohar Singh, former member of the Central Committee and former secretary of Himachal Pradesh state committee of the Party and to the memory of Comrade Subodh Das, former member of the Tripura state committee of the Party. Detailed text of these condolence messages was earlier published in People’s Democracy.   
 
Telakapalii Narasimhaiah
 
The Central Committee of the CPI(M) paid homage to the memory of Comrade Telakapalii Narasimhaiah, a veteran communist leader of Andhra Pradesh who died on January 18, 2019. 
 
Comrade Narasimhaiah served the Communist movement for six decades in various capacities. He was a special invitee to the Party state committee at the time of his death.
 
Nandyala Srinivasa Reddy
 
The Central Committee of the CPI(M) condoles the death of Comrade Nandyala Srinivasa Reddy who died on February 19, 2019. He was 101. 
 
Com Srinivasa Reddy was well known for courageous exploits as a commander in the Telangana peasants armed struggle. He was elected as an MLA for one term. He remained as a steadfast Communist to the end of life.
 
The Central Committee pays homage to his memory.
 
 
Madhu Sengupta
 
Comrade Madhu Sengupta, a renowned leader of government employees movement of the state and former member of the CPI(M), Tripura state committee had breathed his last on February 12, 2019 at G B Hospital, Agartala where he had been under treatment for cerebral stroke since February 10. He was 80 and is survived by his wife and only daughter.  
 
Comrade Madhu Sengupta was closely attached with workers and state government employees movement from sixties of last century. He was Secretary of TGEA (Tripura Government Employees Association) for a long period and one of the top leaders of the TECC (Tripura Employees Coordination Committee), a joint platform of 12 Employees Organisations of the state. He was an experienced organiser. After his retirement from government service, he was elected Member of CPI(M) Tripura State Committee in 1997 and worked in Trade Union front. In 2008 he sought relieve from the State Committee due to deteriorating health condition which the party conceded. He contested in the Assembly election from Ramnagar Constituency in 2003 as a CPI(M) candidate. 
Krishna Sobti
 
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India pays respect to the memory of Krishna Sobti, a renowned Hindi fiction writer who died on January 25, aged 93. 
 
Sobti was a fierce critic of the BJP-RSS and despite her age and related disability participated in many protest programmes against the atmosphere of intolerance. A life-member of the Sahitya Akademi, she tendered her resignation when the Akademi did not respond to appeals to condemn the killing of Prof. M M Kalburgi. Sobti was a recipient of many literary awards.
 
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) pays tributes to her memory.
 
Namvar Singh
 
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) pays homage to the former president of the All India Progressive Writers Association, Namvar Singh. He died on February 19 at the age of 92.
 
Considered the foremost critic in Hindi, Namvar Singh had contested the Lok Sabha elections as a Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate in 1959 from Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh. A writer, he was the editor of Janyug during the mid-1960s. He became the first chairman of JNU’s Centre of Indian Languages.
 
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) pays tributes to his memory. 
 
CRPF Martyrs
 
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) pays homage to the memory of the 42 CRPF jawans who were killed in a terrorist attack in Pulwama of Jammu & Kashmir.