Comrade Raghunath Singh

COMRADE Raghunath Singh was born in 1954 at village Binewal in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. This is a semi-hilly area of Punjab. His father Comrade Rulia Ram Adhial was a well-known communist leader and a famous freedom fighter. He was brought up in a committed communist family. Comrade Rulia Ram Adhial came into contact with the underground communist leader, Comrade Swami Gauri Shankar in the year 1932 and later became a member of the Communist Party. Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet and other state leaders were regular visitors to their house.

Comrade Maruti Manpade

THE All India Kisan Sabha, in a statement issued on October 20, paid tributes to the memory of Comrade Maruti Manpade who passed away at Solapur on 20th morning due to Covid related complications. He was 65 years old. A militant leader of the All India Kisan Sabha, presently vice president of Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha affiliated to AIKS, he worked for a long time as its president. He has been a member of the Central Kisan Committee for long and was also a member of the All India Kisan Council till his death.

MAHA: CPI(M) Loses Two Stalwarts To Covid: Vithal More and Uddhav Bhawalkar

SEPTEMBER was a cruel month for the CPI(M) in Maharashtra. One of the most respected Party leaders in the state, Dr Vithal More, a former member of the state secretariat, passed away on September 18. He was 71. Less than a fortnight earlier, a fighting Party and trade union leader, Uddhav Bhawalkar, also a former member of the state secretariat, passed away on September 5. He was 68. Both were victims of Covid.

Comrade K Thangavel

CPI(M) Tamil Nadu state secretariat member and former MLA, Comrade K Thangavel passed  away on September 13, 2020.  Comrade K Thangavel got admitted to a hospital for coronavirus treatment in Coimbatore on August 30 and since then he could not come out of his illness.  CPI(M) expresses its deep sorrow and condoles the death of Comrade K Thangavel. He was aged 68 years and is survived by his wife and daughters.

TN: Senior Leader of the Party Com D Lakshmanan Passes Away

THE CPI(M) Tamil Nadu state committee expresses its deep sorrow on the passing away of one of the senior leaders of the Party in Tamil Nadu Com D Lakshmanan, at the age of 84, due to the coronavirus on August 24 night at a hospital in Chennai.

The CPI(M) Tamilnadu  state committee conveys its deepest condolences over the demise of  D Lakshmanan.

Born in a poor family Comrade DL joined the government service and worked in the veterinary department.

Comrade Shyamal Chakraborty

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on August 6

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep sorrow and anguish at the death of Comrade Shyamal Chakraborty, member of the Central Committee of the Party. He was aged 77 and died this afternoon at a Kolkata hospital following a cardiac arrest.

He was admitted to the hospital a few days ago due to some health issues and later tested positive for Covid-19.

Comrade K Varadharajan

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

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its profound grief and shock at the death of Comrade K Varadharajan, former member of the Polit Bureau and currently a special invitee to the Central Committee of the CPI(M). He died this afternoon at Karur, Tamil Nadu, following a respiratory problem. He had gone to visit his son in Karur where he was caught in the lockdown. He was 73 years old.

Bihar: Comrade J C Basu Martyred

KHAGARIA is one of the districts of Bihar, which is known for intense land struggles. Dozens of leading comrades such as Comrade Anandi Singh, Comrade Uttam Singh, Comrade Jay Jay Ram Singh, Comrade Murli Manohar Mandal have been martyred during the ongoing class battle in the district. Comrade Jagdish Chandra Basu, district secretariat member of the CPI(M) and  district secretary of Kisan Sabha is the latest victim of the class struggle. He was gunned down on April 11, in Alauli, Meghauna panchayat in Khagaria district of Bihar.

Prof. Arjun Dev (1938–2020)

PROF. Arjun Dev, eminent historian and educationist, passed away on March 29, at the age of 82. His academic career spanning several decades at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), was marked by a deep commitment to zealously promoting secular, democratic and progressive values. Prof. Arjun Dev played a key role in initiatives to produce textbooks that enshrined these values.


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