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Tripura left front convener Bijan Dhar dies due to COVID-related complications

AGARTALA: Bijan Dhar (70), Veteran communist leader and convener of opposition Left Front in Tripura died in a Kolkata hospital today.

Dhar died due to COVID-19 -related complications, said a party member.

The 70-year-old Marxist ideologue and prominent political strategist is survived by wife Ila and daughter Gopa.

Body of the prominent political strategist would be flown to Agartala in the evening, he party member.

Since the 1970s, the communist leader has been involved in student politics, and he was elected to the CPI(Mstate )’s committee in 1978. In 1995, he was appointed to the state secretariat.

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Dhar was appointed party secretary in 2008 and served in that capacity for ten years.

He was elected unanimously as the convener of the Left Front in 2018.

The CPI(M) politburo has expressed profound shock and grief over his death.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb was also saddened by Dhar’s death.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Bijan Dhar. I pray for the peace of the departed soul. Deb wrote on Twitter in Bengali language.

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