Comrade Desraj Sharma, former General Secretary of P-IV Union and Dy. Secretary General of NFPE, who passed away on 24th September 2016 was cremated today at the Nigambodh Ghat, Delhi in the presence of a large number of relatives and comrades. Earlier, Com. Prakash Karat, PBM CPI(M) along with Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri and K.G.Jayaraj paid last respects to the deceased at his residence.
On behalf of NFPE etc. wreaths were placed. On behalf of BSNLEU and AIBDPA, red shawl was placed. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri and K.G.Jayaraj along with comrades including Com. Diwas, former GS P.IV, were there at the cremation.
Com.Desraj was a close disciple and companion of Com.K.Adinarayana, former Secretary General of NFPE and legendary leader of the P and T Employees. Even after retirement in 2007, Com. Desraj continued to take active interest in the union activities.
I had close association with Com. Desraj for about 40 years, especially after I shifted to Delhi in 1991. In the fight against revisionist leaders in the P and T movement, he had contributed in a good way.
His death is a big loss to the P and T trade union movement. I pay my last respects and convey my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and friends!