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Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passes away

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 3:28 IST

Veteran Communist leader A. B. Bardhan breathed his last on Saturday in a private hospital in the national capital.

He was 91 and was being treated at G. B. Pant hospital here. He was undergoing treatment after tests detected a blood clot in his brain and had described his condition as "critical" .

Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan was born September 24, 1924. He was the former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI), one of the oldest political parties in India.

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Following paralytic stroke he was admitted to the hospital on December 7, 2015. His wife Padma, who was a professor in Nagpur University, had died in 1986.

He lost the 1967 and 1980 Lok Sabha elections contesting from Nagpur. He moved to Delhi politics in the 1990s and became the deputy general secretary of the party.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was one of the firsts to condole his death on Twitter.

Reactions from all quarters followed soon.

With inputs from ANI

First published: 2 January 2016, 9:54 IST