Three-time MP from Dhanbad AK Roy dies at 90
Three-time Lok Sabha MP AK Roy on Sunday died of multi-organ failure at the age 90.
AK Roy was reportedly not well for a long time and breathed his last at a hospital in Dhanbad on Sunday morning.
He was admitted to BCCL Central hospital in Jharkhand on July 8. According to doctors, AK Roy died of multiple-organ failure.
AK Roy alias Arun Kumar was an engineer. He founded the Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC).
AK Roy had been a Member of Legislative Assembly and won Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat in 1977, 1980 and 1989.
Along with leaders from Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), AK Roy played a major role in carrying out Jharkhand movement which demanded a separate state from Bihar in 1971. After much struggle, Jharkhand was carved out on November 15, 2000.
The Indian Express quoted JMM chief saying, "We lost an 'andolankari'. He had always fought for labour rights. His death is a personal loss for me."
(Inputs from Sithun Modak)