Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Upen Talukder passed away in Guwahati on Monday morning. He was 80.

He breathed his last at his residence at Beltola in Guwahati at 6-30 a.m.

Talukdar came into contact with the communist party through the AISF. He had in turn led the AITUC in Assam and has served as its chief adviser ever since.

Talukdar was a member of the Assam State Committee of the CPI till his death.

He was the founding president of the All Assam Construction Workers’ Union.

Talukdar took voluntary retirement from his service at Life Insurance Corporation of India (LICI) and joined as whole timer of the party.

“Talukdar’s death has caused an irreparable loss to the party as well as the workers’ movement in Assam. We are deeply saddened by his demise,” said CPI leader Ratul Bora.

“We extend our deepest condolences to him on behalf of CPI’s Assam State Council, AITUC’s Assam State Committee, AIKS Assam State Council, and IPTA’s Assam State Committee,” he added.

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