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Today, 20th February, is the birth anniversary of two prominent Communist leaders viz. Com.A.K.Gopalan (1904) and Com. Ajoy Ghosh (1909).
Com. Ajoy Ghosh was closely connected with Shaheed Bhagat Singh and was part of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He was jailed in the Lahore Conspiracy case which was part of suppressing the Communist Party. Ajoy Ghosh was the General Secretary of the Communist party of India from 1951 till his death in 1962.
Com. A.K.Gopalan, fondly called Com. AKG was one of the tallest leaders of the working class in India. There is no limit to the militant struggles he has organised and has been part of. He was Polit Bureau Member of the CPI(M) from its inception in 1964 to 1977 till his death. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament for long years since 1954. While India celebrated Independence Day on 15th August 1947, Com.AKG was in jail. He raised the National flag in the jail.
It is a coincidence how the birthdays of these two communist stalwarts happened to be the same day.
Red Salute to the memory of these great communists on their Birthday Anniversary!