Elected successively in elections to the state assembly, Com. Nripen Chakraborty headed the first Left Front government in Tripura that came into being in 1978 and continued in office till 1988.
He was jailed several times and spent many years underground.
Com. Nripen Chakraborty was elected to the Central Committee of the CPI(M) in 1972 and to its Polit Bureau in 1983.
He led a very simple life, and his requirements were spartan. His sacrifices for the cause of the people and the Party made him immensely popular in the state and outside.
Though he was expelled from the Party in 1995, considering his long years of service to the Communist movement, the Party decided to readmit him.
He died on December 25. 2004 at the age of 100.