Former Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samity president Sudhasindhu Khisa died at Kadamtali in Khagrachari on Tuesday. He was 77.
Sudhasindhu had been suffering from paralysis and old-age complications and passed away at about 12:00 am, said a press release.
He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters.
Sudhasindhu had held dialogue with the government while he was serving as a member of the PCJSS. He was also the member of Chattogram Hill Tracts regional council.
He was cremated at his ancestral village at Khularampara of Mahalchhari in Khagrachari.
Born to an affluent Chakma family at Khularampara village of Mohalchhari on August 21, 1943, Sudhasindhu matriculated from Rangamati Govt High School in 1966, said the press release.
He became a member of Chhatra Union while he was a student of Faridpur Rajendra College. He obtained his honours degree in social welfare from Dhaka University in 1971. Two years later, he completed his masters from the same university.
Sudhasindhu was elected the president of Pahari Chhatra Samity’s Rangamati chapter in 1968. He joined Purba Bangla Communist Party in 1969.
He was involved in the PCJSS while working as a headmaster of a junior high school that he had established in his own village.
In 1975, Sudhasindhu went underground as he became more involved in politics and was among the list of people on police wanted list.
He represented his party in the dialogue with the government and contributed significantly in the signing of the CHT peace accord.
The PCJSS mourned the death of the leader and remembered his contribution to the party.
They sympathised with the bereaved family of the veteran leader.
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