Purba Bangla Communist Party (ML, Deben Shikder) former general secretary of Aziz Meher died of cardiac arrest while he was asleep early on Thursday. He was 86.
Aziz, during his political life, led a number of peasant movements and played an important role in Kagmari Culturla Convention with Moulana Bhasani and also led ‘Santosher Mahasammelan’.
The revolutionary leader had to pass days in jail for long years during the Pakistan regime and even had to endure jail during Ziaur Rahman regime in independent Bangladesh.
The late politician, to expedite the then political and intellectual activities, initiated a publication house namely ‘Bastu Prokashan’ from where he published books of many noted personalities including Ahmed Sharif, Araj Ali Matubbor, Badaruddin Umar, Ahsab Uddin Ahmed, Ahmed Sofa and Anu Muhammad.
He used to write articles on different weeklies and newspapers.
Aziz wrote a book ‘Nishiddha Kathakata’ on communist movements.
Ganasanghati Andolan central executive committee coordinator in-charge Abul Hassan Rubel, central political council members Firoz Ahmed, Taslima Akhter and central secretariat members Bachchu Bhuiyan, Monir Uddin Pappu, Abu Bokor Ripon and Julhamnain Babu in a joint statement expressed their deep shock and condoled his family members.
The leaders said that the revolutionary leader’s works would encourage their activities.
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