With deep sorrow it is intimated that Com.Sisir Bhattacharjee, veteran and senior most leader of the P and T movement passed away today evening at 18.25 hours at a Kolkota Hospital. He was 98.

Com. Sisirda, as he was respectfully called has started his job in the P & T Work Shop ( later termed as Telecom Factory) and was the unquestioned leader of the Industrial and non Industrial workers for decades. He was the leader along with Com.K.G.Bose, who through great struggle achieved Festival Advance for the CG employees. Com. Sisirda was was the first Patron of BSNL Employees Union elected in its foundation Conference at Visakhapatnam in March 2001. The TF workers consider him as their saviour.

Sisirda was admitted to the hospital a few days back and his condition was critical. All our comrades of Kolkata, W.Bengal and Telecom Factory were by his side all these and informed us his condition.

Com.Sisirda is no more. The cremation will take place tomorrow. His wife, who was also a P and T employee and union leader passed away last year.

My heart felt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades.

I used to meet him every time I went to Kolkata and he will not be there next time to meet and get guidance.

Red Salute to Com. Sisirda!