Veteran communist leader AB Bardhan died on Saturday in New Delhi at the age of 92.
Bardhan had suffered a paralytic stroke on 7 December and was under treatment at a Delhi hospital since then. He continued to remain critical and passed away at 8.13 pm on Saturday.
Born on September 24, 1924, Mr. Bardhan was a prominent trade union leader from Maharashtra. He has served as General Secretary of CPI.
Condolences have been pouring in at the news of his death.
President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted;
Heartfelt condolences on passing away of Shri AB Bardhan, CPI leader & veteran trade unionist #PresidentMukherjee
— President Mukherjee (@POI13) January 2, 2016
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said;
Saddened to hear of the demise of senior CPI leader AB Bardhan ji. He was known for his deep concern for workers, poor and needy.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 2, 2016
Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, tweeted;
V sad to hear the demise of Comrade Bardhan. May his soul rest in peace
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 2, 2016
CPIM-M’s general secretary, Sitaram Yechury’s tweet read;
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) January 2, 2016
Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi said;
Extremely sad to learn of the passing away of veteran leader Shri AB Bardhan. His loss will be deeply mourned. My condolences to his family
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 2, 2016
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said’
Demise of Shri AB Bardhan is an irreparable loss. With passionate working, he made indelible mark in politics. May his soul rest in peace.
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) January 2, 2016