COMRADE Nasir Ahmed (46 years) who left the Red Star Party and joined CPI(ML) in 2014, had been ailing for the last 4 or 5 months from throat cancer and lung disease. He was being treated at Lucknow SGPGI and King George Medical College. He passed away while undergoing treatment at the Medical College on 9 September 2019.
Comrade Nasir Ahmed was born in a poor farmer’s family at Biyari village in Hasanganj Tehsil, Unnao District. From his youth he was influenced by Communist ideology and he joined the CPM. In 1995 he left the CPIM to join Red Star. In 2014 when his family left the village and settled in Lucknow, he joined the CPIML. Comrade Nasir was active in the Party while also working as a Rajgir Mistri (mason) in construction work. He was especially fond of buying and reading Marxist literature and singing ghazals. Sociable, cheerful and friendly, Comrade Nasir has left the Party at a time when we are facing many daunting challenges, and his demise is a grievous loss to the Party. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter. The Party condoles with the bereft family in this hour of grief.