The Communists were always in the forefront of the struggles for Independence of the country. Most of the leaders have been jailed in this connection. A phot of the first 9 PB Members of CPI(M) is given below with the number of years they have been in jail for participation in the independence struggle. Red Salute to all of them. ( I have been fortunate to meet these PB Members in person, except Coms. P.Sundarayya, Basava Puniah and Promod Das Gupta in connection with some or other matter and get their advice.)