Veteran Communist leader Shivaji Patnaik passes away
- Veteran Communist leader and three-time Member of Parliament, Shivaji Patnaik passed away at the age of 93.
- Shivaji Patnaik is lauded as the founder of CPI (Marxist) in Odisha.
- He was born on August 10, 1930, the veteran leader had joined the State student’s movement at the age of 17 when he was studying in Ravenshaw College.
- He had a crucial role in the formation of CPI (M) when the Communist party faced division in 1964.
- He remained as the party secretary from 1971 to 1990. He was also elected to the Central Committee of the party.
Published date : 25 May 2022 06:22PM