Obituary

Comrade S Kumar

ON November 9, Comrade S Kumar breathed his last while being taken to a hospital in Raipur. He was 85 years old. On November 7, while walking on a street in Vishrampur, Chattisgarh, he fell down and sustained injuries.

DSMM Condoles PS Krishnan

THE Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch, in a statement issued on November 11, has expressed deep sorrow at the death of PS Krishnan (retd) IAS. Shri Krishnan was a tireless fighter in the cause of social justice. His commitment to the struggle against caste oppression was unparalleled. His knowledge of the laws, policies, etc concerning the SC ST and OBC sections was encyclopaedic and he never hesitated to share his knowledge.

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.

Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta

Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta, veteran  leader of the CPI and prominent trade union leader , passed away on October 31. He was a former deputy general secretary of the CPI. As the general secretary of the AITUC for a long time, he played an important role in developing the united trade union movement.

Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the CPI(M), in a message to CPI, has conveyed his condolences to the family members and comrades of Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta.

 

 

Homage to Shameem Faizee

COMRADE Shameem Faizee, member of national secretariat of the CPI and editor of New Age, died on July 5, 2019 after an illness due to cancer. Faizee joined the CPI in 1965 in Nagpur and served the CPI in various journalistic capacities. He was the editor of Hayat, the Urdu journal of the CPI and was associated with various other Urdu publications. He was also the managing director of People’s Publishing House till his death.

Comrade Mangaleshwari Devi

CPI(M) expresses deep condolence on the demise of Comrade Mangaleshwari Devi. She was one of the first women hailing from tribal community to join the Left movement in the state. Comrade Devi, wife of former chief minister and eminent leader of the CPI(M), Comrade Dasarath Deb has contributed immensely to the Left and progressive movement in the state of Tripura.

 

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