Comrade Manik Samajdar

The CC of the CGPI expresses its profound grief at the untimely passing away of Comrade Manik Samajdar on July 28, in Kolkota. He was 67 years of age.

Comrade Manik Samajdar was a very warm person who worked steadfastly for the cause of the unity of the working class and people.

The workers of Kolkata Chemical Factory, where he worked, elected him repeatedly as the leader of their union. He tirelessly led them in the struggle for their rights.

Comrade Manik Samajdar was devoted to the cause of Hindu Muslim unity, to overcoming the divisions caused by the partition of the country in 1947. As Secretary of the tri-national committee of the Bangladesh-Bharat-Pakistan People’s Forum (BBPPF), he worked indefatigably to organise numerous programs in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, to build the anti-imperialist unity of the people of the three countries. He was deeply inspired by the deeds of the patriots and martyrs of the anti-colonial struggle. Comrade Manik Samajdar played an important role in organising meetings to commemorate such historic anniversaries as the Battle of Palashey of 1757, the Great Ghadar of 1857 and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in which people of all three countries actively participated in. Till his last breath, he devoted himself to the work of the BBPPF.

Comrade Manik Samajdar believed in the necessity for all communists to unite in one single party and provide leadership to the working class and people of our country in the struggle against capitalism and imperialism.

In these moments of grief, the CC of the CGPI extends its heartfelt condolences to all his comrades and to the activists of the BBPPF in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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