Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday expressed his condolences to the grieving family of Veteran Communist leader A. B. Bardhan who breathed his last in a private hospital here today.
“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. With the demise of Shri AB Bardhan the country has lost one of the pillars of left wing politics. My condolences to his grieving family,” Rajnath tweeted.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also expressed her Condolences to Bardhan’s family in a tweet.
“Saddened at the passing of veteran politician AB Bardhan. Condolences to his family and colleagues in his party,” Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
Veteran Communist leader A. B. Bardhan breathed his last on Saturday in a private hospital here.
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.
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.