CPI leader Bardhan passes away

Saturday, Jan 2, 2016,20:55 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passed away today evening. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital here following paralytic stroke last month. He was put off ventilator yesterday and was able to breath normally. But today, his blood pressure (level) fell and his condition turned very critical and doctors eventually failed to save his life.
CPI national secretary D Raja said that doctors at the G B Pant hospital, where the 92-year-old leader was being treated since December 7, were making best efforts to see improvement in Bardhan’s health.
Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan has been a leading figure of the trade union movement and Left politics in Maharashtra.
He had won as an Independent candidate in Maharashtra Assembly polls in 1957. He later rose to become the General Secretary and then President of All India Trade Union Congress, the oldest trade union in India.
Bardhan had moved to Delhi politics in the 1990s and became the Deputy General Secretary of CPI. He succeeded Indrajit Gupta as the General Secretary of the party in 1996.