Com.V.V.Dakshinamoorthy, veteran CPI(M) leader and former editor of “Deshabhimani” passed away today at Kozhikode Co-Operative Hospital today, 31st August 2016. He was 82 and suffering from cancer for some time and was under treatment.

Com.Dakshinamoorthy was a close friend of mine. He was always calm and friendly with people. Though a senior leader he was very simple in his dealing with all.

His death is an irreparable loss to the working class and the common people.

My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades!