Nihar Mukherjee

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Nihar Mukherjee
General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist)
In office
Preceded by Shibdas Ghosh
Succeeded by Provash Ghosh
Personal details
Born 1920
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 an Indian politician who served as General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) (SUCI (C)).[1] He was a founding member of the party in 1948 and became the General Secretary after the death of Shibdas Ghosh in 1976.[2] He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Proletarian Era, the official newspaper of the organization.[3]

Nihar Mukherjee Memorial Meeting held in Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on 3 March 2010

During Mukherjee's early political career, he was a leader of the Anushilan Samiti.[4] He was jailed during the Quit India movement. Nihar Mukherjee died of cardiac arrest on 18 February 2010 in Kolkata.[5] The party held a massive memorial meeting on 3 March 2010 to mourn the death of Nihar Mukherjee in the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata.