(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 02, 2011
Communist leader of West Bengal Comrade
Madhu Bag breathed his last on September 26. He was 84. Former member
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.