|With profound grief, the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India announces the passing away of our dear Comrade Thangasamy Wilson on October 20, 2021.
Born in a working class family in Kanyakumanri District of Tamilnadu, Comrade Wilson was attracted to the ideals of communism from an early age. Nothing could shake his complete faith in the Party and its line. He worked with determination to organise the working class and toiling people in defence of their rights. He devoted his entire active life to the cause of the liberation of the working class and toiling people from all forms of exploitation and oppression. Through his indefatigable work, he won the love and affection of the people.
The outpouring of grief of the people amongst whom he lived and worked was reflected in his funeral. Hundreds of his comrades and people from the community — workers, women and youth — came braving the pouring rain, to show their love and respect for their departed friend and comrade, for a person they knew had always fought courageously for the interests of the people.
A touching memorial meeting was held in front of the coffin carrying the body of Comrade Wilson, which was covered with a red cloth and decorated with wreaths. A moving condolence message from Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of our Party, was read out before the gathering. After this, several other comrades of the Party also spoke about the life and work of Comrade Wilson.
Several leaders of the Panchayat Unions of the district participated in the memorial meeting and addressed it. Leaders of the CPIM Area Committee paid homage to Comrade Wilson by placing a wreath on behalf of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on his body. They lauded the contribution of Comrade Wilson and the CGPI in fighting for the rights of the people and for the cause of communism.
The passing away of Comrade Wilson is an irreparable loss for the party and the people. The CC of the CGPI dips the red flag in memory of our departed comrade.
Below we publish the message of condolence of Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, which was read out in the funeral meeting of Comrade Thangasamy Wilson.