Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta Passes Away
Updated: Nov 1, 2019
CPI Condoles Veteran’s Death, to Observe Three-Day Mourning
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on October 31, 2019, condoling the demise of former Party Deputy General Secretary Com Gurudas Dasgupta:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India expresses its heartfelt condolences at the demise of former Deputy General Secretary Com Gurudas Dasgupta. He was also known for his oratorical skills as a member of both the Houses of Parliament. He breathed his last at the wee hours of today (October 31, 2019) at his residence in Kolkata. He was suffering from malignant lung cancer and was confined to his home for last few months.
He was 83 years old and is survived by his wife and a daughter. The Party sends it condolences to the bereaved members of his family and will be observing three-day mourning.
On hearing the news of his demise, Party General Secretary D Raja has rushed to Kolkata to pay his last tributes and to take part in the funeral.
Comrade Gurudas’s body will be kept at state CPI headquarters in Bhupesh Gupta Bhavan, Kolkata, tomorrow (November 1) for the party comrades, friends and supporters to pay homage to the veteran.
Though just a coincidence, the working class veteran passed away on the day when the workers all over India are marking the 100th year of the foundation of AITUC, which he headed for long.