Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan or A. B. Bardhan was the former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI), one of the oldest political parties in India. He is from Nagpur and contested many elections from there winning only one - the 1957 for the Maharashtra State Assembly as an Independent candidate. He lost the 1967 and 1980 Lok Sabha elections contesting from Nagpur. He moved to Delhi politics in the 1990s and became the deputy general secretary of the party. He succeeded Indrajit Gupta as the General Secretary of the CPI in 1996.
After a brief illness, Bardhan died on 2 January 2016 at the age of 92.
AB Bardhan's wife was a professor in Nagpur University. She died in 1986. He has a daughter and a grandson.
On 7 December 2015, AB Bardhan suffered a paralytic stroke and lost consciousness. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. According to CPI national secretary D Raja, the condition of Bardhan continues to be critical. Leaders of the left party, NCP chief Shard Pawar had visited the GB Pant Hospital where Bardhan is undergoing treatment.
On 2 January 2016, AB Bardhan breathed his last at a hospital in Delhi.
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