People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 30, 2006
Prakash Karat, general secretary of the CPI(M) sent the following condolence message on the demise of Comrade T K Ramakrishnan on April 21, 2006.
AM deeply grieved at the passing away of Comrade T K Ramakrishnan. Comrade TK
was one of the front-ranking leaders who made a major contribution to the
development of communist movement in Kerala.
As a leader of the peasant movement, as an elected representative and as
minister in the Left-led government from 1967, Comrade T K Ramakrishnan rendered
distinguished service to the people. All though his life, he firmly upheld
He was a member of the central committee of the Party for nearly four decades. I pay homage to his memory and convey my heartfelt sympathy to all members of his family.
All India Kisan Sabha and All India Agricultural Workers Union mourned the
demise of Comrade T K Ramakrishnan at Tripunetra in Kerala on April 21, 2006.
“His life long service to the cause of the working class and peasantry will
always be remembered by those who follow the path he had blazed over six decades
of his life”, the organisations stated in a press release.
AIKS and AIAWU recalled that Comrade TK had joined the Party in 1941 even while
he was a student of the Tripunetra Sanskrit College and he was expelled from the
college in 1943 for participating in the Quit India movement. He first worked
with the Boat Workers Union and afterwards developed the Kisan movement in
Kerala. He was the vice president of the All India Kisan Sabha and
was the member of the CKC and AIKC
just before the last conference of AIKS.
accomplished writer, he wrote a number of plays and novels, like ‘The
Fall of the Village’ and ‘Sparks
in the Stone’. Those he served till the end will find themselves immortalised
in his writings”, so stating these organisations sent their heartfelt
condolences to his children: Kala, Sindhu, Yamuna Ganga and Yatindran.
A condolence meeting was held at the Party headquarters in New Delhi, A K Gopalan Bhawan, on April 22, 2006, which was attended by those working in the CC office and other mass organisations. Party general secretary Prakash Karat addressed the meeting, which was chaired by central committee member Kanai Banarjee.
Karat recalled the major contribution made by Comrade T K Ramakrishnan to the development of communist movement in Kerala. The meeting also paid homage to Comrade C Kannan, who passed away recently.