People's Democracy

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


No. 40

October 02, 2011

Comrade Madhu Bag

VETERAN Communist leader of West Bengal Comrade Madhu Bag breathed his last on September 26. He was 84. Former member of the CPI(M) West Bengal state committee and later a special invitee Comrade Madhu Bag used to stay in the CPI(M) Murshidabad district committee Party commune in Berhampore. He was ill for quite some time.


Comrade Bag joined the Party in 1951. He was a good singer in his youth and used this skill to attract people by singing folk songs. Gradually he became one of the leading organisers of the peasant movement in Murshidabad district. He became the district secretary of Kisan Sabha. He led many militant struggles in Murshidabad which became a stronghold of peasant movement. In 1965, Comrade Bag was arrested and kept in jail for more than one and half years. Comrade Bag was attacked several times during semi-fascist terror in the 1970s. He took responsibility of the CPI(M) district secretary in 1980 which he continued upto 2005 . He was elected to the state committte in 1981 and continued upto 2008. Later, he became a special invitee to the state committee till his death.


Comrade Madhu Bag had endearing personality and lived a spartan life. He was a dedicated communist and an accepted leader of the masses. Biman Basu and Buddhadeb Bhattacharya deeply mourned Comrade Bag’s demise.