Veteran Communist leader Anil Sarkar dies at 76

Veteran Communist leader and Vice-Chairman of state planning council Anil Sarkar died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, his son Abhijeet Sarkar said on Tuesday.

PTI| Updated: Feb 10, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

Agartala: Veteran Communist leader and Vice-Chairman of state planning council Anil Sarkar died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, his son Abhijeet Sarkar said on Tuesday.

He was 76 and is survived by a son.

He was suffering from different old-age related health problems including diabetes, cardiac and urinary problems and died yesterday at AIIMS.

He is a former minister and sitting MLA who won the state elections for consecutive eight terms and was also the first state secretary of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI).

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in his condolence said, "Sarkar had versatile qualities. He was a poet, an orator, a good organizer. His demise is an irreparable loss for the party."

Tripura government declared a holiday today and the CPI-M party has declared three-day mourning in the state.