Obituary

Ashok Mitra: Moments and Memories

IT was a memorial meeting with a difference. In fact, it was a celebration of the extra-ordinary rich life of a multi-faceted personality, Leftist thinker, and finance minister in the Left Front goverment of West Bengal, columnist, author, academician, planner, and bureaucrat – all rolled into one. The meeting took place at the Constitution Club, New Delhi on May 26.

JAKKA VENKAIAH

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 30

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) mourns the passing away of Comrade Jakka Venkaiah, veteran leader of the Party in Andhra Pradesh and a former member of the Central Committee.

Jakka Venkaiah played a key role in building the Communist Party in Nellore district. He began the agricultural workers organisation and led many struggles.

Comrade Ashok Mitra

ASHOK Mitra who passed away on May 1, 2018, was the doyen among Left intellectuals in the country, held in the highest esteem by one and all for his absolute integrity, his outstanding intellect and his commitment to the cause of the working people.

COMRADE MOHD AMIN

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 12, 2018.

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) dips its banner in salute to veteran communist and trade union leader Comrade Mohd. Amin. Comrade Mohd. Amin died this afternoon. He was ninety years old.

 Mohd. Amin was born in Kolkata to poor parents who had migrated from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Lack of formal education and poverty led Amin to start work at the young age of 14 in a jute mill.

Com Avtar Sadiq Passes Away

VETERAN leader of the Indian Workers’ Association (Great Britain) and poet, Com Avtar Singh Sadiq, passed away at his home in Leicester on January 28. He was 77. Avtar Sadiq, one of the most popular faces of the Indian Marxists in the UK, was elected as the national general secretary of the IWA at its Golden Jubilee in 1988 and then as the national president from 1993 to 2004. He was also the secretary of the Association of Indian Communists from 1995 to 2012.

Eminent Hindi Writer Doodhnath Singh Passes Away

PROFESSOR Doodhnath Singh, an eminent Hindi writer and president of Janwadi Lekhak Sangh passed away at midnight of January 11, 2018 at Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) his hometown. He was 81 and very active till his last breath. He suffered from cancer of the prostate, he was undergoing the treatment at a hospital in Allahabad but had a cardiac arrest and thus passed away. He was a member of the CPI(M).

Comrade Khagen Das

Condolence resolution adopted by the Central Committee at its meeting held on January 19-21, 2018 at Kolkata

THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) pays homage to Comrade Khagen Das, member of the Central Committee and Convener of the Tripura Left Front. Khagen Das died today early morning on January 21at  Kolkata where he had come and participated in the meeting of the Central Committee. He was aged 80 years.

Comrade NM Sundaram

THE secretariat of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in session in New Delhi has expressed its shock over the sudden demise of Comrade NM Sundaram, one of the senior leaders of Indian Trade Union movement and especially that of the insurance workers movement December on 26, 2017 at Chennai. He was 80.

Comrade Sukomal Sen

CPI(M ) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on November 22
THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Sukomal Sen, chairman of the Central Control Commission and ex-officio member of the Central Committee.  Sukomal Sen died after a long illness.  He was aged 83.

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