People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 29

July 19, 2009



                        Jyoti Basu Convalescing


VETERAN Communist leader Jyoti Basu, who has just turned 96 years of age, was taken ill on the morning of July 12, 2009 and was shifted forthwith from his Salt Lake residence to a nearby medical institution. 


The usual run of medical tests found nothing substantially wrong with the leader after he was admitted for observation and further tests. 


A day later, he has partaken of meals of semi-solid food and is recovering well.  As a convalescent, he has been kept in the ICCU unit and will in due course be shifted to a room. 


A marvellous feature that the medical board discovered while going through the report of his latest CT scan that the small haematoma that Jyoti Basu had developed back in October last year has gone on the recession, remarkable for a person of his age. 


Among others, Bengal state secretary of the CPI(M) Biman Basu and Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee dropped in for a view of the ailing CPI(M) Polit Bureau member.

(B P)