Red Salute to Comrade Ramji Singh!

Comrade Ramji Singh passed away at 7.30 in the evening of 9 May 2022. He was one of the seniormost leaders of the party and used to be the Vice President of the IPF. He was from the Ramgarh (Hazaribagh) district in Jharkhand. Recently he was diagnosed with cancer and doctors pronounced it to be the last stage and he passed away on 9 May. His last rites were held on 10 May.
The party and Left movement have lost a committed and invaluable warrior. Deepest condolences, and Red Salute to Comrade Ramji Singh!

Comrade Pawan Sharma

Comrade Pawan Sharma, senior leader of CPIML passed away 30 January at 4 pm. He suffered a cardiac stroke a day before in the evening after which was admitted in a hospital in Patna where angioplasty was performed though his condition remained critical. But we hoped he would recover soon.

Comrade Pawan Sharma led many struggles of rural poor and peasants in Magadh region of Bihar. His role was crucial in building the party organisation during the decades of 1980s and 90s.

Dr Aparna Mahanta

Dr Aparna Mahanta, ex-professor of Dibrugarh University, and a progressive writer in Assamese, passed away in a Dibrugarh hospital. She will be deeply missed in the fields of Assamese literature as well as progressive activism. She edited the an Assamese magazine for women – Ghor Jeuty, and wrote many books on women’s struggles in Assam. She was the founder editor of the AIPWA magazine in Assamese – Aider Jonaki Baat, and was one of the members of the National council of the Indian People’s Front.
Red Salute to Dr Aparna Mahanta!

Obituary: Comrade Shanti Devi

Shanti Devi, life partner of Comrade Mahendra Singh and mother of Bagodar MLA Comrade Vinod, passed away on 16 January 2022. She passed away on Comrade Mahendra’s martyrdom day. Comrade Shanti Devi had been ailing for some time and had been admitted in the Bokaro District Hospital. When the CPIML was underground, Comrade Shanti had opened her home to the party to serve as a centre for revolutionary activities and a shelter for Comrade Vinod Mishra and other party leaders.
Deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Comrade Shanti.

Adieu, Comrade Puneet Sahni

Comrade Puneet Sahni, CPIML senior comrade from Eastern Champaran, passed away at 1 pm on 22 December 2021 during treatment at a hospital in Motihari. He was 72 years old and suffered from asthma. Comrade Puneet Sahni was born in Jhitkahia village, Motihari Block, Eastern Champaran District, in a lower middle class family. He was a farmer by profession.

Comrade Ramkishan


To the great shock of the entire trade union movement in Delhi, the health workers movement and CPIML comrades all over India,  Comrade Ramkishan, All India Vice President of AICCTU and General Secretary of All India Health Employees and Workers Confederation (AIHEWC), suddenly passed away on 17 August 2021 while on a morning walk near his home in Sriniwas Puri, Delhi due to massive heart attack at the age of 72.

Comrade Chandreshwar Prasad Rai


Veteran leader of State Govt employees' movement in Bihar and Jharkhand and CPIML Hazaribag District committee member Comrade Chandreshwar Prasad Rai, 76, passed away on 24 August. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. We mourn this unfortunate loss and pay our condolences to his bereaved family, friends and comrades.

Red Salute Comrade Chandreshwar Prasad Rai!

Adieu, Comrade Allauddin Shastri!


Senior CPIML leader from Pilibhit Comrade Allauddin Shastri passed away on 22 May 2021 in Lucknow. He was 89 and undergoing treatment for the past 2 months at the Lucknow Medical College. Comrade Allauddin Shastri was one of the pillars of the party in Pilibhit. His demise caused an immense loss. He has left with us a rich legacy of peoples struggles.