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Communist leader Anil Sarkar dies

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar paying homage to departed CPI-M stalwart Anil Sarkar at the party office in Agartala on Tuesday. - UB Photos
 AGARTALA, Feb 10 – Veteran Communist leader and Vice-Chairman of the State Planning Council Anil Sarkar died at the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi, his son Abhijeet Sarkar said today.

 He was 76 and is survived by a son.

He was suffering from various old-age related health problems, including diabetes, cardiac and urinary problems.

He is a former Minister and sitting MLA who won the State elections for consecutive eight terms and was also the first State secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI).

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in his condolence said, “Sarkar had versatile qualities. He was a poet, an orator, a good organizer. His demise is an irreparable loss for the party.”

The Tripura government declared a holiday today and the CPI-M party has declared three-day mourning in the State. – PTI

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