Last Respects to Comrade Samar Mukherjee
Thousands of people bid farewell to legendary Communist leader Comrade Samar Mukherjee in Kolkata on July 18.
Comrade Samar Mukherjee breathed his last on 18th morning at a private hospital in Kolkata where he was admitted the night before.
Samarda’s body was taken to Howrah, his native place and principal area of his political activity for decades. He also represented the Howrah Lok Sabha constituency for three terms. From the district committee office, his body was brought to UCRC (the organization for refugees of which he was the leader for seven decades) office in Kolkata and then to CITU West Bengal state office.
From there his body was taken to CPI(M) state office at around 5-15PM. Thousands of people had were waiting outside the Party office to pay homage to him. Polit Bureau members Biman Basu, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Nirupam Sen, S Ramachandran Pillai, Brinda Karat and MA Baby and veteran leaders Benoy Konar, Md. Amin paid floral tributes to him. CPI(M) central committee members, state committee members and leaders of mass organizations paid their last respects. Left Front leaders, including Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh, CPI state secretary Manjukumar Majumdar also paid their last respects.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral procession, singing the international, that started from Party office to the NRS Medical College and Hospital for scientific research to which his body was donated.
July 18, 2013