All India Kisan Sabha expresses deep felt condolences at the demise of Comrade Mohammad Amin, veteran trade union leader, former General Secretary of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), former PB member of CPIM, long term parliamentarian and Minister in West Bengal. Comrade Amin has passed away at 2 pm on Monday, 12th February, 2018 at Kolkata.
Comrade Amin was born on 15th April 1928 at Shibpur, Bengal in a poor family migrated from Varanasi. He started his life as a jute worker and was attracted to the progressive trade union movement. He had become member of communist party in 1946. He was in the forefront to organize workers in Jute Mills, Beedi and unorganized sector. He had become the General Secretary of CITU during 2007-2010.
He had become MLA and a Minister for the first time in the United Front Government of West Bengal in 1970 and continued as Minister in various LF Governments till 2006. He was also elected to the Rajya Sabha during 1988-1994.
He was jailed for two years and was underground for two years. He was a poet and also editor of Urdu periodical Kisan Majdoor. He lived a simple Spartan life and always committed to safeguard the interests of the poor and downtrodden.
AIKS recalls the contributions of Comrade Amin in consolidating worker –peasant unity all over the country and especially in West Bengal. His death is a big loss to the progressive peasant and working class movement.
AIKS dips its banner in memory of the veteran leader and conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family members.
Ashok Dhawale, President
Hannan Mollah, General Secretary