The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses deep grief at the passing away of Comrade N. Sankariah, veteran leader of the CPI(M) and one of the oldest Communist leaders of the country. He was 102 years old.
Sankariah, as a student of the American College in Madurai, joined the freedom struggle. He was arrested just before his final examinations and thus could not get his degree. He altogether spent eight years in jail till the eve of independence.