Com. N.O.Anandan, veteran P&T Trade Union leader of Kerala, passed away on 29th April 2016 at his residence in Kannur. He was 90.
Com. Anandan Master, as he was respectfully called, was a pillar of strength for the P&T movement. He led the 1960 CGE Strike, 1968 strike and many struggles along with late Com. Janu Master in Kannur, where he was working as Post Master. His elder brother late Com. Narayanan Master was also a strong unionist.
I had close connection with Com. Anandan Master, during the period I worked in Kannur during 1959-64 and later. During earlier two tours to Kannur I could meet him at his home and discuss about past history of the movement and the present struggles. However, I was not able to meet him last time when I visited Kannur on 24-03-2016 in connection with verification campaign, due to paucity of time. His daughter Com. Latha is working in BSNL at Kannur and is an active worker of BSNLEU.
His body has been donated to Pariyaram Medical College as per his wish.
My Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Comrades and friends!
Red Salute to Com. N.O.Anandan Master!
- VAN Namboodiri