THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade R Umanath, veteran leader of the party, at Tiruchirapalli. He was aged 92 years.
R Umanath was a member of the Central Committee of the party from 1978 to 2012. He was elected a member of the Polit Bureau in 1991 and served in that capacity till 2008. He served as a member of the Tamilnadu state committee and secretariat of the party for several decades.