Former Deputy CM of Tripura passes away

Agartala: Veteran CPI(M) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura, Baidyanath Majumder died at the Agartala Medical College Hospital here early Tuesday.

He was 88 and a bachelor.

Mr. Majumder was suffering from old age ailments, party sources said.

Born in Kailashahar town in Tripura’s North District in 1923, he joined the undivided Communist Party in 1943. Later he joined the CPI(M) after its formation in 1964.

He became a minister in the cabinet of the former Chief Minister Nripen Chakraborty in 1977 and continued till 1988.

In 1993 he became the deputy chief minister in the cabinet of Dasharath Debbarma and continued till 1998.

He was the Secretary of Tripura unit of CPI(M) in 1998 and continued till 2008. Mr. Majumder became Central Committee member of the party in 2002 and continued upto 2008.

He virtually retired from party activities since 2008 due to old age problem.

His body would be cremated with state honour tomorrow at Kailashahar.

Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar and all his cabinet colleagues paid floral tribute to Mr. Majumder at the civil secretariat.

CPI(M) state secretary, Bijan Dhar said all party programmes in the State were suspended for three days and the party flags would remain half mast during these days.