Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan was born on September 25, 1924, in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Bangladesh)and died on January 2, 2016.
He was the former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI).
He was one of the oldest political parties in India.
Bhushan Bardhan embraced Communism at the age of 15 after he moved to Nagpur.
He joined the All India Students Federation at the Nagpur University in 1940.
Bhushan Bardhan joined the Communist Party of India (which was then banned), the same year.
Ardhendu served as the President of the Nagpur University Students’ Union.
Ardhendu Bardhan gained his postgraduate degree in economics and a degree in law.
Bardhan worked with workers ranging from various sectors like textile, electricity, railways, defence etc. He contested several elections from Nagpur but was elected only once to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1957 as an independent candidate.
Bhushan Bardhan served as the General Secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress in 1994 and became the Deputy General Secretary of the Communist Party of India in 1995.
Bhushan Bardhan served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India following Gupta’s resignation from the post of party’s General Secretary.
He was the party’s General Secretary from 1996 to 2002.
He has played a key role in the formation of the United Progressive Alliance government which was supported by the Communist Party of India.
Bhushan Bardhan supported the candidature of Pratibha Patil, then Governor of Rajasthan, to the coveted post of the President of India.
He was also among the first Left leaders to admit that the Left front’s decision to withdraw support of the United Progressive Alliance on the issue of the India–United States Civil Nuclear Agreement was a mistake.
Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan passed away at 91 yrs old due to a paralytic stroke.