One of the prominent leaders of historical Naxalbari armed struggle, Com. Khudan Mallik passed away on 29th November 2017 at about 8 AM in North Bengal Medical College because of lung infection. He was 77 years old. He was a member of the Central committee and also West Bengal State Committee and Darjeeling District Committee Secretary of CPI(ML)-Class Struggle. He was also vice president of All India Khet Mazdoor Kisan Sabha (AIKMKS) and West Bengal President of the same. He was born in 1941 in a village of Rambola Jote in Kharibari Thana area of Darjeeling District. He was from a rich peasant family. At an early age he was attracted to communist movement and became a member of communist party led Kisan Sabha at an age of 14 in 1955. Important meeting for revolutionary upsurge in 1967 (Naxalbari Uprising) was held in this very Rambola village and Com. Khudan Mallik along with his elder brother Com. Kadam Mallik was in the Central Core committee of the upsurge. In 1967 after start of the uprising he was sent to socialist China along with Com. Kanu Sanyal and they met Chinese Communist Party leadership including com Mao Zedong. Com. Khudan Mallik has all along been with the revolutionary movement. He led a very simple life and was very modest. He was popular among people and revolutionary ranks. He aspired very much for the unity of the communist revolutionaries and was very open hearted and straight forward. With his death revolutionary movement lost almost all the core leaders of historic Naxalbari Upsurge. In his family life he has left 6 sons and 5 daughters.
CPI(ML)-New Democracy pays its homage to the revolutionary leader and vows to carry forward the struggle for new democratic revolution along the path illuminated by Naxalbari peasant uprising.