COMRADE Mrinal Das, a member of the CITU working committee and secretary of the West Bengal state committee of CITU, breathed his last on January 4, 2014, owing to a sudden and massive heart attack. He was 66.
THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Shyamali Gupta, member of the Central Committee of the party and president of the All India Democratic Women’s Association till recently. Shyamali Gupta fell ill at the AIDWA all-India conference held in Bodh Gaya and died after she returned to Kolkata. She was 68 years old.
Shyamali Gupta joined the Communist Party in 1963 after being active in the student movement. She played an important role in the Bengal Provincial Students Federation.
RENOWNED Hindi critic and researcher, Dr Shiv Kumar Mishra, breathed his last on June 21, 2013, in an Ahmedabad hospital where he was under treatment for the preceding 15 days. He was cremated at 8 a m next day in Vallabh Vidyanagar.
He had been the national president of the Janvadi Lekhak Sangh (JLS).