Comrade Zahoor Siddiqui
COMRADE Zahoor Siddiqui, veteran communist and leader of the teachers’ movement in Delhi, passed away in Aligarh on November 3. He was 80 years old. Zahoor Siddiqui was amongst the first batch of members of the CPI(M) in Delhi. He became a member of the regional committee of the CPI(M) whose area of work included Delhi, Haryana and Western UP. Later when the Delhi state committee of the Party was formed in 1977, he became a member of the secretariat of the state committee. He played an important role in the development of the teachers’ movement in Delhi University and was the president of the Teachers’ Association (DUTA) from 1979 to 1981. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) has expressed grief at the passing away of Comrade Zahoor Siddiqui and conveyed its heartfelt condolences to his wife, Nishat.