(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 04, 2011
Fraternal Parties Condole Comrade M K Pandhe
following are the condolence messages sent
by the fraternal parties across the world to the general secretary of
IT is with profound grief and shock that we learnt the passing away of Comrade M K Pandhe, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, I would like to convey to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the family of Comrade M K Pandhe the deepest condolences.
Hoang Binh Quan
Member of the Central Committee
of the Foreign Relations Commission Communist Party of
IT is with
great grief that we learnt the sad news of the demise of Comrade M K
His death is a big loss to the labour and communist movement of
Please convey our sincere condolences and solidarity to the Central Committee of the CPI(M), to his family and relatives, as well as to his comrades in CITU.
With fraternal greetings
International Relations Section
Central Committee of KKE
THE Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist) is stunned to hear the very sad news of the demise of Comrade M K Pandhe, veteran Indian trade union leader and an outstanding communist, very sincerely dedicated to the working people. He was also a trusted friend of Nepalese people and their leaders. Our party with a profound grief and sorrow, pays homage with high respects to Comrade M K Pandhe and expresses deep condolences to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and through it, the bereaved family of late Comrade Pandhe.
Communist Party of the
THE Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA) joins the Polit Bureau of CPI (M) and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions in this hour of grief at the loss of one of their most senior leaders, Comrade M K Pandhe. His death at 86 takes away one of the most valuable stalwarts that the Indian trade union movement has produced.
It is inspiring that
joined the Communist Party of India in 1943 at the young age of 18, in
pre-independence days, and received his doctoral degree from the
prestigious Gokhle Institute in
We appreciate his work as one of the founding leaders of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, building it up to become one of the premier trade union organisations of Indian working class today. That is a classic success of Comrade Pandhe, in capacity of being its general secretary for 12 years since 1991, and its president there after till 2010, until his demise.
In spite of his intellectual achievements, his Ph D degree and his mastery of complicated economic questions, he had a deep understanding of trade union organisations and their struggles. His simplicity of lifestyle and easy way of communicating with the masses were the proud personal attributes that Comrade Pandhe had acquired, and set an example of the ideal communist character for other comrades.
The CPUSA's two
Teresa and Rama Kant, met Comrade Pandhe for the first time at your
Congress in March 2008, and had a chance to discuss with him his
impending visit to
He met our vice chair Scott Marshall, chair of our trade union commission, and Teresa Albano, editor of our party weekly, the People’s World, in Chicago, and held important discussions for building up mutual friendships of the trade union movements across the globe.
He was accompanied on his visit by his wife, Pramila, who also is a party and women’s leader in her capacity as a vice president of the All India Democratic Women’s Association.
The following week, he
New York Party center, and had discussions with comrades, including
chair Libero dellaPiana, and union activists Bill Davis and Gary Bono.
his wife also met the leadership of the Transit Workers Union at their
We in the Communist Party
I write on behalf of the All Pakistan Federation of United Trade Unions (APFUTU) to offer our deepest and most sincere condolences and profound solidarity at what must be an unthinkably difficult time for the CPI(M) and the CITU.
All Pakistan Federation of
United Trade Unions (APFUTU) stands shoulder to shoulder with the
Syed Zia Ullah Azam
Secretary, International Relations of APFUTU