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Nagbhushan Patnaik and His Political Legacy

Political Legacy Sumanta Banerjee WITH the passing away of Nagbhushan Patnaik in Chennai on October 9, the curtain falls over the turbulent life history of a Communist whose political career is reminiscent of the revolutionary humanism and moral courage that gave birth to and inspired the naxalite movement in the 1960-70 period. He was indeed one among the few surviving founders of the CPI(M-L) to remain active in the Marxist- Leninist movement till the end of his life, and stick to the principle of stressing morality over expediency a principle fast disappearing from the political scene in India today.

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