Bihar CPM MLC Basudeo Singh dies

Veteran CPM leader and third term MLC Basudeo Singh died today after prolonged illness, Legislative Council chairman Awdesh Narayan Singh said.

Patna: Veteran CPM leader and third term MLC Basudeo Singh died today after prolonged illness, Legislative Council chairman Awdesh Narayan Singh said.

Singh (80), who is survived by a son and a daughter, passed away at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi.

He was born at Chandpura village of Begusarai in 1932.

The veteran CPM leader was a sitting member of Legislative Council for the third consecutive time. He had served as CPM MLA from Begusarai from 1990-95.

Singh was not keeping good health in recent days. He had earlier fainted in the Legislative Council recently after which he was taken to Delhi`s AIIMS for treatment.

Condoling his death, Chairman Awdesh Narayan Singh described him as a great social worker and a dedicated communist leader.

State CPM Secretary Vijaykant Thakur said the party has lost a sincere and committed communist leader.

The departed leader had associated himself with Communist party since 1946.
PTI