President of India condoles the passing away of Shri A.B. Bardhan


President of India condoles the passing away of Shri A.B. Bardhan


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of veteran CPI leader Shri A.B. Bardhan. 

In his condolence message to his son, Shri Ashok Bardhan, the President has said, “I am deeply saddened to know about the demise of your father, Shri A.B. Bardhan. 

Shri Bardhan was a personal friend and colleague of long years. Widely respected for his wisdom and commitment to the poor, Shri Bardhan’s influence extended across the political spectrum. As a veteran leader of the CPI, Shri Bardhan made immense contribution towards advancing the cause of the working class. In his passing away, the nation has lost an outstanding public figure and a dedicated trade union leader who was always in touch with the grassroots of society. 

Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey them to all other members of your family. May God give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss”. 

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Veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan died at a hospital here on Saturday, a doctor said. He was 93.

"The CPI leader died at 8.20 p.m. Our team tried hard but could not save him. His condition was very critical," said Dr. Vinod, who led the medical team at G.B. Pant Hospital here.

Bardhan had suffered a paralytic stroke on December 7, following which he was admitted to the hospital.

A host of political leaders inlcuding, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his West Bengal and Bihar counterparts Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar, as also Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury among a others condoled Bardhan's death.

"V sad to hear the demise of Comrade Bardhan. May his soul rest in peace," Kejriwal tweeted.

Mamata posted: "Saddened at the passing of veteran politician AB Bardhan. Condolences to his family and colleagues in his party."

Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote: "Red salute, Comrade Bardhan. We miss your wisdom, experience & guidance, Comrade. Pledge to carry forward the Indian revolution."

NCP Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule wrote: "Rip A.B.Bardhan ji, Stalwart of Indian politics. My deep Condolences to Bardhan family."

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish posted: "Deeply saddened to hear of Veteran CPI leader A B Bardhan ji's death.He was a leading figure of the trade union movement & a voice of the poor."

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