Shibdas Ghosh

Shibdas Ghosh (5 August 1923 – 5 August 1976) was an Indian communist politician. He was involved in the Communist movement in India for several decades. He was also the founding general secretary of Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist).[1]

Shibdas Ghosh
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Succeeded byNihar Mukherjee
Personal details
Born5 August 1923
Dhaka, Bengal Province, British India
Died5 August 1976(1976-08-05) (aged 53)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Political partySocialist Unity Centre of India (Communist)
ResidenceCalcutta, West Bengal, India

Ghosh was born in the Dhaka District of British India, to a lower-middle-class family. Passing 10th standard from his village school at the age of 13 he joined the Anushilan Samity to participate in the independence movement of India. He was attracted to Manabendranath Roy's ideologies at a very early age. In 1942 he joined the Quit India movement. He was later arrested and incarcerated for three years. There he thoroughly studied Marxism-Leninism. Later along with some colleagues such as Nihar Mukherjee he organised SUCI(C) in 1948. He died on his 53rd birthday in 1976.

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