Obituary

Rich Tributes Paid to Comrade Sivaji Patnaik

RICH tributes were paid at  Bhubaneswar in respect to the memory of Comrade Sivaji Patnaik, veteran leader of  CPI(M) and toiling people of Odisha. Comrade Patnaik breathed his last at the age of 92 after a brief illness in a hospital in Bhubaneswar on  May 23.

 In a state-level condolence meeting held in Institution of Engineers Hall of  Bhubaneswar on June 10, Sitaram Yechury, general secretary CPI(M), Surjyakanta Mishra, Member of Polit Bureau with hundreds of Party workers joined the condolence meeting.

Sivaji Patnaik

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 24

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses deep grief at the death of a veteran leader of the Party, Sivaji Patnaik. Patnaik was a former member of the Central Committee of the Party and also a former secretary of its Odisha state committee. He died on May 23, 2022. He was 92 years old.

TN: Comrade MNS Venkataraman

COMRADE MNS Venkataraman (65), Tamil Nadu state secretariat member of CPI(M), passed away due to cardiac arrest on May 1 at 10.45 pm. He was returning to Madurai after addressing a May Day meeting at Cumbum, Theni district. He was travelling in a bus and on the way when he felt uneasy, and the bus crew helped him with a drink at a roadside shop where he took his last breath. He is survived by his wife, Padmini, and son, Surya.

Aijaz Ahmad

PROFESSOR Aijaz Ahmad, outstanding Marxist theorist and public intellectual died on March 9, 2022 in the United States.  Aijaz Ahmad was one of the significant Marxist intellectuals who made a big contribution to defend and nurture Marxist theory, particularly in the post-Soviet era.

AIKS flagbearer Com Ratan Budhar passes away

COMRADE Ratan Budhar, 72, a senior member of the CPI(M) Maharashtra state committee and vice-president of the AIKS Maharashtra state council has passed away on December 19 due to a lung ailment. He was also a member of the Party’s Thane-Palghar district secretariat and president of the AIKS Thane-Palghar district council. He will be remembered as an extraordinary comrade who devoted over 50 years of his life to the Red Flag. 

Comrade Sham Prasad Kesar

COMRADE Sham Prasad Kesar, state committee member and regional secretary of CPI(M) Jammu breathed his last  on December 5th morning at Narayanan Hospital Katra.
Comrade Sham Prasad Kesar remained a staunch fighter for the rights of working class. He was widely respected for his strong commitment for communal harmony and brotherhood in Jammu region. He never succumbed to the pressures of divisive forces.

Comrade Saraju Datta

COMRADE Saraju Datta, a symbol of exemplary dedication, unyielding commitment and one of the torch-bearers in the movement for democracy and emancipation of women during the repressive rule of the feudal king in the state breathed her last in IGM Hospital, Agartala on October 5, 2021. She was wife of Biren Datta, one of the founding members of the Communist Party in the state during pre-independence days.

Comrade Saraju Datta attained membership of CPI in 1947.

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