Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta

Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta, veteran  leader of the CPI and prominent trade union leader , passed away on October 31. He was a former deputy general secretary of the CPI. As the general secretary of the AITUC for a long time, he played an important role in developing the united trade union movement.Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the CPI(M), in a message to CPI, has conveyed his condolences to the family members and comrades of Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta.  

WEST BENGAL: Comrade Debasish Das Passes Away

COMRADE Debasish Das, who worked for Peoples Democracy for long and later in Ganashakti expired on October 29, in Siliguri, West Bengal. He was 81. At the time of his death, he was in-charge of managerial work of Siliguri edition of Ganashakti. He had to oversee the affairs of Northern Bengal districts.Comrade Das worked in PD and stayed in Delhi. In 2001, Ganashakti started its Siliguri edition. Comrade Das joined there and performed his duties diligently despite his old age. Recently he suffered a mild stroke and was hospitalised.

Homage to Comrade R Srinivas

THE Centre of Indian Trade Union, in a statement issued on October 12, has expressed its grief at the demise of Comrade R Srinivas, vice president of Karnataka state CITU. He passed away on October 11, 2019 at Bangalore due to massive heart attack while attending a meeting.Comrade Srinivas was the leader of CITU union in BPL who has led the historic strike in 1998. He was victimised and implicated in a false case by the management for which he was sentenced for life imprisonment. He had spent more than 16 years in jail and was released only in 2016.

Homage to Shameem Faizee

COMRADE Shameem Faizee, member of national secretariat of the CPI and editor of New Age, died on July 5, 2019 after an illness due to cancer. Faizee joined the CPI in 1965 in Nagpur and served the CPI in various journalistic capacities. He was the editor of Hayat, the Urdu journal of the CPI and was associated with various other Urdu publications. He was also the managing director of People’s Publishing House till his death.His demise is a great loss for the CPI and the Left forces.

Comrade Mangaleshwari Devi

CPI(M) expresses deep condolence on the demise of Comrade Mangaleshwari Devi. She was one of the first women hailing from tribal community to join the Left movement in the state. Comrade Devi, wife of former chief minister and eminent leader of the CPI(M), Comrade Dasarath Deb has contributed immensely to the Left and progressive movement in the state of Tripura. 

CITU Pays Homage to Com N Venkateswarlu

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, in a statement issued on May 7, has  expressed its deep sorrow at the shocking demise of Comrade N Venkateswarlu (Kiran), general secretary of Telangana United Electricity Employees Union and office bearer of EEFI. He breathed his last in the early hours of May 7, 2019 in a hospital in Hyderabad after fighting cancer for the last one year.Comrade N Venkateswarlu known as Kiran joined Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS) in 1990 as a boulder breaker in the coal plant. Soon he joined CITU Affiliated UEEU.

Comrade Subodh Das Passes Away

VETERAN CPI(M) leader Subodh Das passed away at G B Pant Hospital in Agartala on February 24 after remaining bed-ridden for several months. He was 74. A former member of the CPI(M) Tripura state committee and a former minister in the third Left Front government, Das was a bachelor. Das was born in Habiganj in Syllhet district of undivided India (now Bangladesh) on January 15, 1964. After completing matriculation, he, along with his family members, migrated to Dharmanagar, North Tripura.

Comrade Mohar Singh

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Mohar Singh, former member of the Central Committee and former secretary of Himachal Pradesh state committee of the Party.  He died on January 11 at the age of 68. Mohar Singh began his political life as a student activist in Himachal Pradesh and built the student movement in Himachal Pradesh. He became the acting secretary of the state committee from 1985 to 1991.  From 1991 to 2004, he was elected as the secretary of the state committee.

Comrade Nirupam Sen

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statements on December 24The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Nirupam Sen, former member of the Polit Bureau and an outstanding leader of the Party. He died on December 24 after a prolonged illness at the age of 72.Nirupam Sen began his political life as a student activist and became a prominent leader of the Bengal Provincial Student Federation and later the Students’ Federation of India.


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