Central Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy pays its homage to the revolutionary memory of Com. Khokan Mazumdar, a veteran communist revolutionary leader and a member of the Central Committee of CPI(ML)-Kanu Sanyal. He breathed his last on May 29 evening, only four days after the communist revolutionaries had observed the 50th Anniversary of the great and glorious Naxalbari Peasant Armed Struggle. He was 87 year old.
Born in a poor peasant family that part of Bengal which is today Bangladesh, Com. Khokan Mazumdar had been active in the communist movement since he joined united CPI in early fifties as a teenager. After coming to Kolkata in 1950s, he was active in the working class movement and later went to North Bengal. He participated in Naxalbari movement from the beginning and was among those whose name was closely associated with that movement. He was part of the leadership which led the Naxalbari peasant armed struggle, which became a turning point in the history of the communist movement of India. He along with Coms. Kanu Sanyal, Deepak Biswas and Khudan Mullick went to China and met the leaders of the Communist Party of China including Com. Mao Zedong. In several interviews he had said that Com. Mao showed keen interest in Naxalbari movement.
Com. Khokan Mazumdar remained steadfast on the line of Armed Agrarian Revolution. He was in the leadership of revolutionary communist movement. He was a member of the Provisional Central Committee formed in 1977. At the time of his death he was a member of the Central Committee of CPI(ML)-Kanu Sanyal. He was living in Khemchi near Naxabari. Since ten years he was suffering from paralysis on the right side but his conviction in New Democratic Revolution and path of Protracted People’s War was firm and deep. He was above all forms of sectarianism and was a strong proponent of unity of communist revolutionaries.
Com. Khokan Mazumdar made an important contribution to the revolutionary movement of the country. Paying homage to Com. Khokan Mazumdar, CPI(ML)-New Democracy vows to firmly advance on the path of Armed Agrarian Revolution for which Khokanda had lived and worked for.
Red Salute to Com. Khokan Mazumdar!