COMRADE MONI BOSE --- LEGENDARY LEADER OF P & T MOVEMENT PASSES AWAY
Comrade Moni Bose (86), one of the legendary few who led the P & T Workers' Movement before independence and contributed in shaping up our organisation to its present stage of strength, has breathed his last this morning (19.5.2010), in a nursing home in Kolkata.
Comrade Moni Gopal Bose was born in May 1927 in a village in present Bangladesh. He joined P&T Department as a Clerk in DET Office Kolkota on 25 August, 1945. He dedicated himself for his entire life for the cause of the organisation, beginning under the guidance of his elder brother, the great leader and teacher, Com. K.G.Bose. Both were dismissed from service in 1949 for leading a proposed strike in 1947 and never got the service back. Still he maintained close relation with the colleagues and was elected General Secretary of AIEEU Class III (E3 Union) in 1991 at Bhopal. He served the Union as President also. Later on, he was elected Patron of BSNLEU. He was member of Pay Commission for State Government Employees in West Bengal.
During the days of struggle, Comrade Monida was physically attacked, punished in his service, but never looked back. Younger comrades , the present leadership now, were immensely guided by him. He was relentless in attending organisational programs even if in last few years of his life, till his physical capacity allowed.
We mourn the passing away of Comrade Monida with a heavy heart and pay our deepest tribute to his everlasting memory.