Political Career of Ashok Ghosh
Ashok Ghosh was a follower of Subhash Chandra Boses political ideology. He was drawn towards politics and freedom struggle after being influenced by the leadership of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He became a General Secretary of All India Forward Bloc, West Bengal in 1946. From that time on he was in that position without any interruption until his death in 2016. The veteran Forward Bloc leader played a vital role in the formation of the first Left Front government in West Bengal.
After the Indian general election of 1989, he voiced his opposition to the then coalition government. Ashok Ghosh along with Marxist stalwarts like the late Jyoti Basu and Pramod Dasgupta had played a vital role in the formation of the first Left Front government in the State in 1977 which was in power till 2011. After the Nandigram violence (2007), Ashok Ghosh convened an all political party meeting in Kolkata.
Illness and Death of Ashok Ghosh
In February 2016, Ashok Ghosh was admitted in a private hospital in South Kolkata, following respiratory problems. He died at a hospital in Kolkata on 3rd March 2016 due to multiple organ failure. He was 94.
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