Comrade Bhalchandra Kerkar is no more. He fell to Covid19 on 25 April morning in a Pune hospital. We have lost a long-standing well-wisher and close friend of the CPIML, a senior leader of LIC employees and member of the Central Committee of Lal Nishan Party (Leninist) of Maharashtra. He took keen interest in organising a whole range of informal sector workers. He used to closely follow the advances, and setbacks, of the communist movement internationally. We will miss his phone calls and messages congratulating us on every success and drawing our attention to pressing questions of theory and practice facing the communist movement.

Adieu, Comrade Kerkar. We will carry your mission forward.