With extreme grief it is intimated that Com.R.K.Kohli, senior leader of NFTE and former Treasurer of E.III Union passed away at his residence in New Delhi today (26 November 2017) morning at about 0930 hours. He was 80 and was ailing for some time. He leaves behind his daughter and family.
Last time when I went to Delhi in connection with the Maha Dharna, along with Com.R.A.Nair, Treasurer, AIBDPA, went and met him at his home. Though weak he spoke about old days as also enquired about the functioning of AIBDPA and the pensioners issues. He had joined AIBDPA earlier and we planned for some Tours also. When we were returning he also came out to go to a nearby place for some function. When we parted, I never realised that this was our last meeting. In fact, his daughter and son in law told us that he was getting better.
Our comradeship started in 1960 at the All India Conference and had kept our friendship for more than five decades, despite some organisational differences.
The Telecom movement has lost a valiant fighter.
My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades!