CITU is extremely grieved at the passing away of Comrade P Lalaji Babu, former General Secretary and then President of All India Plantation Workers’ Federation, at Kerala on 24th May 2022 morning. He was 75 years old.

Comrade Lalaji Babu was born in 1948 in Chengannur and spent his most vibrant period of life in Kollam. He was a valiant leader of plantation workers’ struggle for last four decades. He was an elected member of CITU Working Committee. During the Emergency period, he spent six months in jail. He performed with dignity as a Member of Rubber Board, Member of Board of Oil Palm India Limited, President of Pathanapuram Taluk Agricultural Rural Development Bank, President of Co-operative Bank and many more important institutions and always has fought to protect the interest of working class and the people.

He was elected as the President of All India Plantation Workers’ Federation in the Conference held at Agartala Tripura in 2013 and was relieved from the said responsibility in the Darjeeling Conference of AIPWF in the month of December 2022 for his serious illness.  While returning back from the Working Committee meeting of the Federation held at Delhi in 2022, he had a massive heart attack and couldn’t recover totally since then.

CITU mourns the death of Comrade P Lalaji Babu, conveys its heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family members and comrades and submits homage of respect to his memory and signal contributions to the cause of Plantation Workers. Red Salute, Comrade P Lalaji Babu.  

(Tapan Sen)
General Secretary

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