Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jyoti Basu dead

Charismatic , Veteran Marxist Patriarch and former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu died at the AMRI Hospital,Kolkata of multiple-organ failure at 11.47 a.m. on Sunday. "I have to give you a sad news that Jyoti Basu is no longer with us," Biman Bose, the Chairman of the Left Front coordination committee, announced to reporters a little around 1230 hrs. He was 95. Jyoti Basu was a member of CPI (M) from West Bengal. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, making him India's longest-serving Chief Minister as of 2009. He was a member of the CPI (M) Politburo from the time of the party's founding in 1964 until 2008. Basu's first track in politics was his efforts to organize the Indian students studying in United Kingdom, mostly for the cause of Indian Independence. Basu was elected to the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1946, contesting the Railway constituency. In January 2006 the Supreme Court of India issued notices to Basu and others in connection with land allotments in Salt Lake. On January 1, 2010, Basu was admitted to AMRI hospital, Salt Lake after feeling unwell. As of 16 January 2010, his health condition was'extremely' critical and he was suffering from multiple organ failure. Latest by 17th, January, 2010, he was put on all possible life support system.

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