Com.Pusha Ranjan Das, veteran leader of BSNLEU and AIBDPA passed away at 12.00 today at his residence near Bhubaneswar. He was suffering from cancer for some time.

Com. P.R.Das was the unquestioned leader of BSNLEU in Odisha and its first Circle Secretary. He was the Circle Secretary of E.III and E. III ( N) earlier. Along with Coms. Dhupal, Sahdev Biswal and other leaders he built up a strong union in Odisha.

In All India Conferences and Central Working Committees, his speeches were well heard and appreciated. He was a fine orator.My comradeship with him continues for many decades. During the 1990, he stood with the progressive section and helped to strengthen it with his influence. I had the opportunity to visit his residence both at Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur. His death is a big loss to the telecom and pensioners movement. I spoke to his family and conveyed my heartfelt condolences.My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, comrades and friends!