Friday, July 19, 2013

Farewell to Samar Mukherjee

Thousands of people bid farewell to legendary Communist leader Comrade Samar Mukherjee in Kolkata. He was the oldest member of CPI(M) in the whole country. His hundredth birthday was celebrated in November, 2012.

Comrade Samar Mukherjee breathed his last in a private hospital in Kolkata where he was admitted. He used to stay in Party commune.

Comrade Mukherjee’s body was taken to Howrah, his native place and principal area of his political activity for decades. He also represented Howrah loksabha constituency for three terms. From the district Party office, Comrade Mukherjee’s body was brought to UCRC ( the organization for refugees which he was the foremost leader for seven decades) office in Kolkata and then to CITU West Bengal state office.

Comrade Samarda’s body was brought to CPI(M) state office at around 5-15PM. Thousands of people already stood in line outside the Party office to pay homage to him. Polit Bureau members Biman Basu, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Nirupam Sen, Brinda Karat, MA Baby, veteran leaders Benoy Konar, Md. Amin  paid floral tributes to him. CPI(M) central committee members, state committee members and leaders of mass organizations paid their respect. Left Front leaders, including Forward Block leader Ashoke Ghosh, CPI state secretary Manjukumar Majumdar paid their last respect.

A funeral rally started from Party office with leaders in the front. Thousands followed , chanting the Internationale.  Comrade Mukherjee’s body was donated to NRS Medical College and Hospital for scientific research. - See more at:

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