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Basu`s aide Joykrishna, a forlorn man

Last Updated: Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 19:13

Kolkata: Joykrishna Ghosh, Jyoti Basu`s
personal aide of 33 years, was a forlorn man on Sunday.

"It feels like I have lost my father for a second time,"
Ghosh, who even accompanied Basu abroad since 1977, said while
recalling his long association with Basu.

Ever since the 95-year-old leader shifted to Indira
Bhavan, his official residence while he was chief minister,
Ghosh was like his shadow.

"I am not in a position to speak now. I hold him in high
esteem for the love and affection I received from him. I feel
privileged," Joykrishna said.

Indira Bhavan was host to VIP visits while Basu was the
chief minister and also after he lived a retired life till
January one, when he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia.


First Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 19:13
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