Prof Arvind Kumar Singh (69 years) passed away at 4 pm on 10 May 2021 at a private hospital in Patna. He was suffering from Covid and admitted in hospital since 13 April. For some days his health started improving, but on 6 May his oxygen level suddenly fell and he had to be put on a ventilator. On 9 May his kidneys failed and he had to undergo dialysis. At 4 pm on 10 May he suffered two heart attacks. He survived the first but succumbed to the second. His entire family had been gripped by Covid. His wife Comrade Anita Sinha (AIPWA leader and Bihar CPIML State Committee member) and two sons have recovered and are currently convalescing.
Comrade Arvind was a very long-standing comrade of the party. He was one of the pillars of Samkaleen Janmat and Lokyudh from the time of their inception. With unbreakable faith in the party and in revolution, Arvind Ji was a courageous, firm, and dedicated comrade. He was currently a member of the Central Control Commission of CPIML. His demise is a devastating blow and an immense loss to the party.
His ancestral village is Bara, situated in Dhanrua Block of Patna District. His father was employed in the Railways at Gaya, where he got his education. He became associated with the Naxalbari movement from his student days. After completing MSc in Chemistry from Patna University he taught Chemistry at colleges in Gaya, Ara, Khagaul, Aurangabad and Danapur and finally retired from Commerce College, Patna. He was loved and respected by students everywhere and formed deep bonds with them. He stood with comrades in times of trouble. Humble and generous, he was immensely respected within the party.
With his demise the party has lost a dear and compassionate friend and comrade, a loyal soldier, and a responsible leader. The party pays heartfelt tribute to him and expressed deep sympathy with the sorrowing family. May Comrade Anita and their children and entire family find the strength to bear this profound grief!
Long live Comrade Arvind Ji!