Obituary

AIKS Pays Tributes to Com Noorul Huda

THE All India Kisan Sabha has organised a condolence meeting on January 4, 2016 to pay tributes to Comrade Noorul Huda at the AIKS central office, in New Delhi.  The meeting was presided over by S Ramachandran Pillai, vice president of AIKS. Hannan Mollah, general secretary of AIKS, Suneet Chopra, joint secretary of AIAWU, PMS Grewal, Delhi CPI(M), Swadesh Devroye, national secretary of CITU, Sivadasan, SFI president, Maimoona Mollah, AIDWA, Nathu Prasad, Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch spoke on the occasion remembering the contributions of Com Noorul Huda.

CITU Condoles Comrade A B Bardhan

The following is the statement issued by the CITU on January 3:

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions is extremely grieved at the sad demise of Comrade A B Bardhan, veteran leader of the working class movement in our country and a senior stalwart of the Indian communist movement. He passed away on January 2, 2016 after prolonged illness. He was ninety two year old.

Comrade Noorul Huda Shall Continue to Inspire

COMRADE Noorul Huda, a veteran of many struggles who carried a rare grace combined with resoluteness and humility in all he did, passed away after a brief illness on December 17, 2015. He was aged eighty six. In his long span in the Communist Movement spread across nearly seven decades, he made an impeccable contribution to the peasant movement. He selflessly worked throughout his life for the emancipation of the oppressed people, adhering to the Marxist-Leninist worldview.

Comrade Prasanna Kumar Is No More

The following is the statement issued by the Centre for Indian Trade Unions on December 23.

CITU expresses its profound shock and grief at the sudden demise of Comrade S Prasanna Kumar, its national secretary and general secretary of its Karnataka state committee. He was 50. He was also a member of the secretariat of Karnataka state committee of CPI(M).

Homage to Noorul Huda

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 17.

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Noorul Huda, a senior leader of the Party and the kisan movement. He died on December 17 at the age of 85.

Comrade Hashim Abdul Halim

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 2, 2015.

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its shock and profound grief at the sudden death of Comrade Hashim Abdul Halim, veteran leader of the Party. He was eighty years old.

Comrade Ajay Srivastava Passes Away

SENIOR comrade of the Loklahar editorial staff, Ajay Srivastava passed away in the early hours of October 12, 2015. He suffered a massive heart attack. He was ailing with diabetes which had affected his kidney.

Comrade Ajay Srivastava was born in a Left oriented middle class family in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on April 27, 1959. He was the youngest but the senior most member of the current editorial team of the Loklahar. His father Ramakant Srivastava was a significant story writer in Hindi and was active in the united Communist Party.

Tragic Death of Praful Bidwai

VETERAN journalist Praful Bidwai, 66, passed away on June 23 in Amsterdam where he was attending a conference. Praful, a friend of all Left wing causes and one of the most trenchant critics of the Hindutva agenda as also of neo-liberal policies authored several books and wrote a syndicated column carried by several newspapers. His articles which brought a Left wing analysis to critical subjects from foreign policy to political economy and social issues, were most well researched, providing valuable information and analysis to those in struggle.

AMALENDU GUHA

AMALENDU Guha who passed away on May 7 in Guwahati, was an outstanding Marxist intellectual of the country. He remained a life-long Communist, though his activist years were from 1943 to 1965. In 1962 when there was large-scale repression against Communists, he was incarcerated in Berhampore jail in Orissa where his co-inmates included Achintya Bhattacharya (one-time state secretary of the CPI(M) in Assam), Biresh Misra (one-time state secretary of the undivided Party in Assam), and Bishnu Prasad Rabha the legendary revolutionary poet of the state.

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