CPI Condoles Demise of Veteran Party and TU Leader Comrade C A Kurian
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement today (on March 20, 2021) condoling the demise of veteran party and TU leader C A Kurian:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India condoles the demise of party national council member and veteran trade union leader C A Kurian. He passed away on March 20, 2021 and was 88 years old. He was suffering from age-related ailments.
Born in 1933 at Puthuppally in Kottayam district, Com Kurian got elected to the fifth Kerala Assembly in 1977 from Peerumedu constituency as CPI candidate. He represented the constituency for three terms. He served as deputy speaker from 1996 to 2001.
While studying for the degree course, he got job in a bank. His trade union activities began in 1960, after he resigned from the bank. He was imprisoned for 27 months in different jails and was a detenue for 17 months in Viyyur jail during 1965-66.
At the time of demise he was a member of the national control commission. He served as the state executive member of the CPI, AITUC state secretary, All India Plantation Workers Federation general secretary, Devikulam Estate Workers Union president, and High Range Estate Labour Union president for more than five decades.
As soon as the news of his passing away reached the central party headquarters general secretary D Raja rang up party Kerala state secretary Kanam Rajendran and expressed party’s and his personal condolences.