Comrade Gopal Singh

Comrade Gopal Singh passed away on 13 July at an early age of 55. He was suffering from liver ailments and breathed his last in a hospital in Delhi.  He began his association with CPIML in 2002 when he joined the Bihta-Maner area committee. Very friendly and jovial comrade, he was popular and friends with all local comrades. He led a long struggle against displacement owing to wrong planning of a four-lane highway near his village and forced the government to withdraw.

When sand mining workers at Sone river became unemployed because of the use of heavy earthmovers by the mining mafia in that region, he organised sand workers into a militant movement and forced the administration to stop the use of JCB machines. He later organised the sand workers on a bigger scale and built a sand mining workers union at state level. He was the state secretary of this union. He also worked among peasants and trade union front. He contested once from Maner assembly constituency as CPIML candidate.

Comrade Gopal was the member of Patna district committee of the CPIML and was relieved from this responsibility on health grounds. He was also a very good stage actor and dancer and acted in a play on the life of Shahid-e-Azam Bhagat Singh in Patna. In him the party has lost a multitalented comrade and leader. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and a son. We send our condolences to his bereaved family and friends.

Red Salutes to Comrade Gopal Singh!

Comrade Gopal Singh