People's Democracy

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


No. 25

June 24, 2012

Karat Conveys Grief


While at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Prakash Karat, general secretary of the CPI(M),  sent the following condolence message June 18, on the demise of Comrade Dipankar Basu,


I AM deeply grieved to hear the news of the demise of Comrade Dipankar Mukherjee, secretary of the CITU and former CPI(M) member of the Rajya Sabha.


Dipankar was a comrade who dedicatedly served the party and the working class movement.  In parliament, he displayed his versatile qualities and made a mark as an able parliamentarian. As a trade union leader, he was known for his deep knowledge of working class issues and his consistent class outlook. 


Comrade Dipankar was a valuable comrade and we had expected him to continue to contribute to the movement given his abilities and competence. He fell seriously ill and the best medical treatment could not save him.  His death at this juncture is a big loss.


I convey my heartfelt condolences to all his colleagues and family members.