Com. Ishwarchand (Ratan ji) was born in Mavana village of Dist. Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. He was active in SFI in his college days.
After completing his education up to B.Sc. he joined the CPI(M) in the 1960s. He was part of the inner-party struggle against revisionism in the CPI(M), and joined the Naxalbari movementand later the CPI(ML).
He remained a Central Committee member and Secretary of the UP State Committee for a long time. He was a hard working and studious comrade. When the party was underground, he worked hard and developed the Party organization in different parts of Uttar Pradesh, staying in the houses of landless and developed many cadres.
He organized industrial workers as a trade union leader in Kanpur. He attended all Party Congresses from the 3rd to the 8th. Due to his old age and illness he could not attend the 9th Congress. In his last days he was staying with his sister in Saharanpur and breathed his last on 2nd October 2014.
Long Live Comrade Ratan ji!