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Very sad news. It has been reported that Com. D.Gnanaiah, veteran leader and former Secretary General of NFPTE is no more. He passed away at 04.30 hours in the early morning of 8th July 2017. He was 97.

Com. DG, as Gnanaiah was respectfully called, was a dedicated leader of the P and T workers and was the Secretary General during the period 1965 to 1970 and 1976 to 1978. He was arrested in 1968 strike along with other leaders and kept in jail. He was an excellent orator and writer. He has visited  many foreign countries, especially in the Soviet block.

After retirement, he was active in CPI and was one of its top leaders. His daughter is married to Com. E.X.Joseph veteran leader of the Confederation and who was dismissed from service in Audit Department and who is presently practising in Supreme Court.

I had long association with Com. Gnanaiah. Even after retirement I met him several times during his visit to Delhi.

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