LEGENDARY revolutionary leader comrade Nagbhushan Patnaik was remembered on his 21st memorial day on 9 October. Tributes were paid by comrades to him at various places. He epitomized the invincible spirit of Naxalbari and the revolution and became a living legend throughout decades of his later life. He was incarcerated in jail and awarded death sentence by the reactionary regime. The campaign for his release became a rallying point for the post-Emergency battle for restoration of democracy. And for the next two decades he personified the indomitable spirit of people's resistance.
A convention was organised at Nagbhushan Bhavan in Bhubaneshwar on this day which was addressed by CPIML CC member Yudhisthir Mahapatra and many other. In Gunupur, Rayagada an Unity rally was held at his memorial followed by a conference which was attended by a large number of people. The rally was addressed by Tirupati Gomango, Brundavan Bedika, Kailash Sabar, V Bhakta Rao and AICCTU leader Phanibhushan Patnaik.
CPIML Bihar state office organised a tribute meeting which was addressed by senior leaders Kunal, Brij Bihari Pandey, Saroj Chaube and Prakash Kumar. They said comrade Nagbhushan Patnaik’s life and struggles are an inspiration for all of us in a time when fascist forces have launched a concerted attack on the society.