THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the death of Comrade K L Bajaj, member of the Central Committee of the party and a veteran trade union leader of Maharashtra. Aged 78, Bajaj died after a short illness in Mumbai today.
Comrade Bajaj joined public life through the Revolutionary Communist Party of India. He joined the CPI(M) in 1964. Bajaj had participated in the movement for the liberation of Goa from Portuguese occupation and was arrested.
THROUGH a statement issued on January 15, 2014, by its general secretaries Murali Manohar Prasad Singh and Chanchal Chauhan, the Janvadi Lekhak Sangh (JLS) expressed its deep sense of grief over the demise of Namdev Dhasal, renowned Marathi writer of dalit literature. He was seriously ill since September 2013, was in a Mumbai hospital for treatment and the doctors had diagnosed him as suffering from a kind of cancer. He breathed his last on Wednesday, January 15.
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).