Chairman of State Planning Commission and poet Anil Sarkar passes away

On being in serious condition he was being treated in AIMS for last few days. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar who was in Delhi to join the meeting of Niti Ayog visited AIMS yesterday to observe the condition of the veteran leader. The veteran leader was referred to Fortis Hospital from Agartala and then he was referred to AIMS due to deteriorating situation. His body will be brought in the state tomorrow. Meanwhile a shadow of mourn covered all over the state on demise of the veteran leader and minister who worked as Education and ICA minister for longest term in the state.

Veteran CPI (M) leader Anil Sarkar, who was a minister in all the Left Front governments since 1978, was also a renowned poet, educationist and intellectual, was performing responsibility of vice-chairman of the State Planning Board. He said he was happy for paving the way for a new minister. As a leader he won from Pratapgarh constituency for 4th consecutive term. As a leader he was the unanimous leader of SC, OBC and minority community of the state. As a poet his poems were recognized by different university including Calcutta University and he was awarded by different organizations for life time achievement.