‘My Life, Struggles’ (My autobiography) was released on 22nd March 2021 at Bengaluru by Com.Amanullakhan, veteran leader of AIIEA, in a well attended meeting organised by BSNLEU Karnataka led by its President Com. C.K.Gundanna and Circle Secretary Com.H.V.Sudarshan as also Com.Muddiah, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA.
The Malayalam edition of the book, ‘ Samaram Jeevitham’ was released on 27th April 2021 by veteran trade union leader Com.A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice-President CITU by handing over a copy to Com. P.V.Chandrasekharan, Patron AIBDPA. The function was inaugurated by Com. T.P.Ramakrishnan, Labour Minister Kerala, who also has written an introduction to the book. Senior leaders of many service organisations addressed. My heartfelt thanks to all of them.
Review of the book is published in Chintha weekly by its editor Com. C.P.Narayanan in issue dated 20thAugust, in Deshabhimani Weekly (edited by Com.C.P.Aboobacker) dated 10th October by Com. A.K.Ramesh, former All India President BEFI and progressive writer, in Deshabhimani Week end edition dated 21st August by Com. P.V.Jijo, senior journalist, in Pensioners Link Monthly July by Com.V.Sreekumar, President, Confederation, Kerala, in BSNL Crusader June issue by Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA, in Kerala Post August issue by Com.P.V.Chandrasekharan, Patron AIBDPA and in Vayojana Vartha monthly by Com.M.Vijaya Kumar Poojappura, its Asst Editor. Many other respected personalities have also conveyed their appreciations through phone calls, messages and letters. My thanks to all of them.
The book was well received and the Second Edition was published in July 2021. Leaders of BSNLEU, AIBDPA, CGPA, NFPE, AIPRPA, SCFWA, AIIEA and other service organisations ensured that a good number of copies are sold. The Reception Committee for the Release of the book led by Comrades K.K.C.Pillai and P.M.V.Panicker was the real strength behind the publication. Thanks to all the organisations and comrades for their solidarity and support.
V A N Namboodiri