CPI(M) and Senior Trade Union leader B. Madhava passed away at his own residence on Wednesday. He was 81 years old, survived by 3 sons and wife. He was a postgraduate in Art and a law graduate in Kasaragod district in Kerala. He has worked with Life Insurance Corporation of India and had united insurance workers to fight for their demands. He served as CPI(M) both in its State and Dakshina Kannada units in different capacities. As a trade union leader, he has opposed the welfare of bead, tiles, transport and construction workers.
Mr. Madhava has changed the word of E.M.S. Namboodiripad, A.K. Gopalan, and Lenin from English and Malayalam to Kannada. He has also written articles on contemporary political news. He was a candidate for the delegation of Confederation of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) which visited the then USSR in 1988 on a study tour and had also visited Japan in the year 2011 as a member of construction workers’ union also on a study tour.
The CPI(M) had taken him as its candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Dakshina Kannada constituency.