Veteran All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) leader and senior-most leader of the Left Front in West Bengal, Ashok Ghosh passed away recently. He was 94.
A freedom fighter, Mr. Ghosh was the State secretary of the AIFB, the second biggest constituent of the Left Front, since 1951 — for 65 years. He joined the AIFB in 1940, a year after its formation, influenced by the political philosophy of Subhas Chandra Bose. In more than seven decades of public life, Mr. Ghosh did not leave the AIFB.
Born on July 21, 1921 at Chinsurah in the Hooghly district of south BengalMr. Ghosh’s most significant contribution to the Bengal’s Left movement was destabilising the Congress by forging an anti-Congress alliance, much before the CPI(M)-led Left Front came to power in West Bengal.
- he was one of the founding members of the Left Front in West Bengal, which ruled the State for 34 years from 1977 to 2011.
- In 1952 that Ghosh for the first time was elected as the state secretary of the Forward Bloc.
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