(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 02, 2011
AIKS Condoles Pappa’s Demise
by its president S Ramachandran Pillai and general secretary K Varadha
She was involved in many struggles from early childhood and was first arrested at the young age of 12. She was brought up by her widowed mother who was actively involved with the Left movement and soon became a part of the movement while a child. In 1948 she was imprisoned when the Communist Party was banned and was offered to be released to attend her mother’s funeral provided she quit the party, which she firmly rejected. She was arrested many times and also spent long durations underground. She was involved with trade union activities and was an organiser of the Southern Railway Employees Union.
In 1973, when
The AIKS said Pappa Umanath will remain an inspiration for generations to come. While offering condolences to her husband and daughters, the AIKS dipped its red banner in her memory.