Comrade Niren Ghosh

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Niren Ghosh, veteran leader of the Party, member of the Central Committee and member of the Secretariat of the West Bengal state committee. He died at Calcutta on 1st July at the age of 87.

As a student, Niren Ghosh joined the anti-imperialist movement and became a member of the Communist Party in 1937. He became a whole time worker of the Party and organised jute workers around Calcutta and developed the Party in the 24 Parganas district. For the past six decades, Niren Ghosh worked devotedly in the working class movement in West Bengal and the country. He was a prominent leaders of the AITUC and one of founding leaders of the CITU. He was the President of the West Bengal state committee of the CITU till his death.

Comrade Niren Ghosh played an important role in the struggle against revisionism and in the events leading to the formation of the CPI(M) when he was based in Delhi.

A leader reared in the finest Communist tradition, Niren Ghosh was one of the stalwarts of the Left movement in West Bengal. His was a determined voice in defence of the working class and for the rights of the states in a federal system. These concerns were effectively voiced by him while he was a member of the Parliament.

Comrade Niren Ghosh was a bachelor. His entire life was dedicated to the Communist movement and marked by staunch adherence to Marxism-Leninism.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) pays its respectful homage to the memory of Comrade Niren Ghosh. It conveys its heartfelt condolences to the members of his family and all his colleagues in the movement.