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Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passes away at 92

Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passes away at 92
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Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan, who had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi following paralytic stroke last month, passed away on Saturday.

Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan, who had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi following paralytic stroke last month, passed away on Saturday.


He had been put put off ventilator on Firday and was able to breathe normally, but on Saturday, his blood pressure level fell and his condition has turned very critical before he finally passed away.

Doctors at the G B Pant hospital had been treating the 92-year-old leader since December 7.

Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan has been a leading figure of the trade union movement and Left politics in Maharashtra. He had won as an Independent candidate in Maharashtra Assembly polls in 1957.

He later rose to become the General Secretary and then President of All India Trade Union Congress, the oldest trade union in India. Bardhan had moved to Delhi politics in the 1990s and became the Deputy General Secretary of CPI. He succeeded Indrajit Gupta as the General Secretary of the party in 1996.
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