Veteran Indian Marxist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet passed away today. He was 92.
On July 26, he was admitted at the Metro Hospital in Noida where he was treated for respiratory problems. Earlier, he had slipped into coma.
The veteran CPI (M) leader was suffering from cardiac-respiratory problems.
He was the General Secretary of the CPI (M) from 1992 to 2005 and was a member of the party''s Polit Bureau from 1964 to 2008.
After retiring from his post as General Secretary, Surjeet continued to play an active role in politics.