Com. E.Raghava Kurup, senior leader of NFPTE and former District Secretary of AITEU Class III, Kozhikode District passed away at his home, Vatakara, Kozhikode District in the midnight of 4-5 October 2018. He was 77. He was not well for some time and was under treatment.

Com. Kurup became a member of the union immediately after joining the P and T department and participated in all the struggles, strikes and agitations. He was in the forefront of the 1968 One Day strike of the CG employees and was awarded punishments. He was sincere, firm and close with his co-workers. He worked at Calicut and then got transferred to Vatakara from where he retired from service. He was very active in social activities and was the spirit behind the library and reading room near his home.
He leaves behind his wife and three sons. Wreaths were laid on behalf of BSNLEU, AIBDPA, NFPE and others.

A condolence meeting was held after the cremation in the nearby library. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, K.V.Jayarajan, K.Damodaran and others spoke about the contributions of the deceased and expressed condolences.

Red Salute to Com. E.R.Kurup!