With profound grief it is informed that Our beloved leader AIRF President Com. Rakhal Das Gupta has left for heavenly abode at 11.34pm on 21st Dec. 2020 at Apollo Hospital Guwahati. Com. Rakhal Das Gupta was a true trade union leader and was considered a towering figure of the Indian trade union movement who never shied away from a fight in defence of working class
He was a constant advocate for peace and justice for all and encouraged trade unionists, civil right activists and fought for the equal rights for all throughout his life.
Paying tribute to Com. Rakhal Das Gupta, Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra said that “Com. Rakhal Das Gupta was a character larger than life and will be sadly missed by the working class not only in India but in whole world. He was respected and admired by all those who wish for a better world and equal rights. “His death has brought people from numerous trade unions and other progressive organisations from around the world together in mourning.”
Railway employee will hold prayer meetings in the memory of Com. Rakhal Das Gupta and flags of Union in all of its offices will fly half-mast for a week as a mark of respect to the departed leader.
May the soul of Com. Rakhal Das Gupta Rest in Peace!