November 22, 2017


Press Statement



The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Sukomal Sen, Chairman of the Central Control Commission and ex-officio member of the Central Committee.  Sukomal Sen died after a long illness.  He was aged 83.


Sukomal Sen joined the Party in 1952.  He was the organizer and builder of the State Government Employees movement in the country.  He served as the General Secretary of the All India State Government Employees Federation from 1982 to 2008. He was formerly Vice President of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions.  He served as a member of the Rajya Sabha for two terms.


Sukomal Sen was a committed Marxist-Leninist and an outstanding trade union leader.  He wrote the book, “Working Class of India: History of Emergence and Movement” which has become an authoritative account of the history of the working class movement.


The Polit Bureau pays homage to this dedicated Communist leader and conveys its heartfelt condolences to his wife and sons.