|Preceded by||Shibdas Ghosh|
|Succeeded by||Provash Ghosh|
Dhaka, Bengal Province, British India
|Died||18 February 2010
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Political party||Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist)|
|Residence||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
Nihar Mukherjee was the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) [SUCI(C)]. He is a founder member of the party and became the General Secretary after the death of Shibdas Ghosh in 1976. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Proletarian Era, the official newspaper of the organization.
His early political career was as a leader of the Anushilan Samiti. He was jailed during the Quit India movement. Nihar Mukherjee died of cardiac arrest on 18 February 2010 in Kolkata. The party held a massive memorial meeting on 3 March 2010 to mourn the death of Nihar Mukherjee in the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata.
- Jayalalithaa burnt in effigy The Hindu
- A Brief Introduction to the Socialist Unity Centre of India
- Proletarian Era
- MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF COMRADE NIHAR MUKHERJEE 
- SUCI General Secretary Nihar Mukherjee demised, Malayala Manorama, 20 February 2010, Page 9
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