Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of Veteran Communist leader A. B. Bardhan who breathed his last in a private hospital here today.
“Will always remember AB Bardhan ji as passionate Communist, fully committed to his ideology & principles. May his soul rest in peace,” PM Modi tweeted.
Bardhan 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.
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.