Madhukar Singh

Eminent Hindi litterateur Madhukar Singh, who led ‘Samantar Kahani Andolan’ in story writing along with noted writer Kamleshwar and others in the 1970s, died at his residence at native village Dharahara, on the outskirts of Ara in Bhojpur district, on 15th July. He was 87.

CPI(ML) leaders and progressive cultural organisations were part of his final journey, and paid tribute to this pride of Bhojpur and Bihar.

Madhukar Singh wrote lifelong about people’s struggles. Along with the Soviet Land Nehru award he was also the recipient of Bihar’s highest award. But the irony is that no representative from the government or the administration has come to pay tribute to this pride of Bihar.

Madhukar Singh had been a teacher at the Jain School along with the founder of the Bhojpur movement Jagdish Master. From those early days he had a deep association with Jagdish Master, his comrades and his Party the CPI(ML). In the 90s he became a member of the Party and retained his membership throughout his life.

Red Salute to Madhukar Singh!

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