People's Democracy

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


Vol. XXXIII

No. 32

August 09, 200

Prakash Karatís Condolence Message

 

Condolence Message from Prakash Karat, general secretary of the CPI(M).

 

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Comrade Subhas Chakrabarti. Though he was in ill health, nobody had expected this sudden demise. Comrade Subhas Chakrabarti was a leader who worked among the people tenaciously and drew them towards the Party. His contributions in the student movement and the trade union movement were considerable. As a minister in the Left Front government for more than 25 years, he served the people. I was associated with Comrade Subhas
Chakrabarti in the student movement from the early 1970s. He was the general secretary of the SFI at a time when I was the president. I know the heroic role he played during the period of the semi-fascist terror and the emergency.


I pay tribute to his memory and convey my deep sympathy to his wife Ramala Chakrabarty and his son.

 

A number of mass organisations have also condoled the demise of Comrade Subhas Chakraborty.