Comrade Umraomal Purohit, veteran leader of HMS, AIRF and Central Government Employees passed away at 04.15 hours on 27th February 2014 at a Mumbai Hospital. He was ailing for some time and was admitted in the hospital. He was 86.
He was the President of HMS and also All India Railwaymen’s Federation for a long period. He was also the Secretary, Staff Side of the National Council of Central Government Employees. He was one of the Patrons of the NCCPA, the Central Govt. Pensioners Organisation.
Despite serious old age ailments, he used to attend all the Central trade Unions programmes. Even in the 6th August 2013 Workers Convention at Mavlankar Hall and demonstrations, he was present.
The working class has lost a veteran leader, who was always in the forefront of the struggles.
On my own behalf and on behalf of BSNLEU and BSNL Workers, I convey my deep grief and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Railway workers and friends.
Red Salute to Com.Umraomal Purohit!