The veteran CPI(M) leader passed away yesterday in Kolkata due to old age related ailments. He was 85. "The politburo expresses deep grief at passing away of Huda, a senior leader of the party and its kisan (farmers') movement. He selflessly worked throughout his life for upliftment of Indian people adhering to Marxist-Leninist worldview.
    
"In his death, the communist and peasants' movements have suffered a big loss," CPI(M) said in a statement. According to the party, Huda joined the Communist party in 1949 as a student activist in Kolkata. He gave up his job as an engineer and shifted to Silchar in Assam in 1966 and started working with Kisan Sabha there.
    
Huda became a member of Central Kisan Council in 1967 and continued in the same position till he breathed his last. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1973 from Silchar constituency and member of Legislative Assembly of the Northeastern state for one term.

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