Veteran Naxal leader of Naxalbari peasant movement passes away

SILIGURI
29 Nov 2017

A veteran Naxal leader Khudan Mallick (79) who played vital role in the peasant movement during 60's at Naxalbari passed away on Wednesday at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH).
Mallick, close aide of Kanu Sanyal, was one of the daring leader during Naxalite movement. He was chosen as the leader of gorilla force and provided training to the cadres how to fire gun and attack with bow and arrow inside Tukria and Dalkha forest under Naxalbari. Mallick also had visited Beijing in China to meet Mao Se Tung along with Kanu Sanyal, Khokan Mazumdar and Deepak Biswas via Kathmandu in 1968 after party veteran Krishna Bahadur Poudel from Kalimpong visited China on foot through Jalepela route carrying a letter for Mao Se Tung.
Police had burnt Mallick's house during movement when he was hiding in the forest. Mallick was admitted at NBMCH since couple of days after suffering from various illnesses including breathing problem. Various leaders including his fan followers and common people paid tribute to the Naxal leader at NBMCH. Later his dead body was taken to his resident at Dhulia Jote under Khoribari block. Abhijit Mazumdar, general secretary of CPI (ML) liberation expressed deep condolence over the death of Mallick.
Mazumdar said: “He was an architect of Naxal movement. He fought for the sake of poor and underprivileged farmers who were deprived from their democratic rights.”