Obituary

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.

Comrade Gautam Das

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on September 16

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep shock and grief at the sudden death of Gautam Das, member of its Central Committee and secretary of the Tripura state committee of the Party. He died this morning at a Kolkata hospital where he was undergoing treatment for Covid. He was 70 years old.

Mythily Sivaraman: Revolutionary Fighter against Class Exploitation, Caste Oppression and Gender Inequality

MYTHILY Sivaraman, a veteran leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tamil Nadu, passed away in Chennai on the morning of May 30, 2021. In her death, the Party and the democratic movement have lost a dedicated fighter against exploitation, oppression and inequality. Comrade Mythily served the democratic movement with great distinction for more than four decades, contributing significantly to the work of AIDWA and CITU in particular.

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