PUCL Bulletin, December 2002

Obituary

Annada Sankar Ray

Annada Sankar Ray, one of the founder members of the PUCL, passed away on October 28, 2002 at the age of 99.

The West Bengal PUCL was inaugurated by Shri V M Tarkunde in September 1981 with Shri Roy as its President and Shri Gaur Kishore Ghose, Shri Naresh Ganguly and Shri Deepak Deb as its vice presidents. Shri Annada Sankar Ray, a former ICS officer, who was firmly committed to secular values and human rights was a well-known author in Bengali and Oriya. For quite sometime he was not keeping good health but he always responded to letter from the national office. His condition had deteriorated on October 8 and he was admitted to the hospital.

The human rights movement in West Bengal and the PUCL has suffered a great loss in his death.

Kaloji Narayan

Kaloji Narayan has passed away on November 13. He was admitted to the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences sometime ago due to a fracture to his ankle. He developed some cardiac problem and expired early in the forenoon.

Kaloji was for long a member of the PUCL. He also presided over the JP Memorial Lecture function twice. A simple person, a revolutionary poet, and committed to civil liberties he was widely respected for his selfless work.

The PUCL has lost a source of inspirations in his death.

-- General Secretary

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