People's Democracy

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


No. 26

June 27, 2010



Condolence Message


Prakash Karat, general secretary of the CPI(M) has sent the following condolence message on the death of Comrade Bidya Debbarma on June 18.


I was deeply grieved to hear the news of the passing away of Comrade Bidya Debbarma. He was an outstanding leader of the CPI(M) and the Ganamukti Parishad in Tripura. Bidya Debbarma  began his political life in the Janashiksha Movement  along with Comrade Dasaratha Deb in 1945.  He played a leading role in the  armed struggle against the feudal rule.   Bidya Debbarma has served six terms as a legislator in the state assembly.


Comrade Bidya Debbarma belongs to that generation of leaders who, by their sacrifice and devotion, helped to build the Communist movement among the tribal people of Tripura. He spent more than nine years in jail and 13 years underground.  In view of the long and distinguished service to the Party, he was a special guest at the 19th Congress of the Party.


His life was an example which will always inspire future generations.


On behalf of the Polit Bureau, I pay tribute to his memory and convey our heartfelt condolences to his family members.