Comrade Prabodh Purokait, veteran member of West Bengal State Committee, nine time MLA from Kultatli constituency and a venerated mass leader, passed away on 25 March 2023 at 6.15 AM at Dakshinee Swastha Sadan, Jaynagar, following a massive cardiac attack. He was 87.
Being implicated in a false murder case at the instance of the CPI (M) during its rule, he was imprisoned for around 15 long years when his health broke down. After release under public pressure, he went on suffering from various diseases and finally breathed his last. His mortal remains were brought to the Party’s central office where floral tributes were offered on behalf of Comrade Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), Comrades Manik Mukherjee and Asit Bhattacharyya, veteran Polit Bureau members, along with other Central Committee, State Committee, leaders of mass and class fronts and Party organs.
His body was then taken to the Assembly and from there to Jaynagar party office and finally to Chuprijhara, Kultatli, for cremation.
Red Salute Comrade Prabodh Purokait