Com. Mitranand Singh, district secretary of CPI (ML)’s Nalanda district unit passed away on the morning of 14 August. He was in the ICU for several days, battling a brain haemorrhage. His body was brought to the CPI (ML) state office and party cadres paid tributes to him. In the 80’s while working in the private sector in BiharSharif, Com. Mitranand met senior CPI (ML) leader Pawan Sharma. He soon became a part member and in 1986 he started working as a wholetimer of the party. He was assigned the responsibility of Bihar Sharif and he then became the Nalanda district secretary of the AIPF. He was the CPI (ML) candidate from Nalanda in the Lok Sabha elections in 1991 and he received huge support from the poor and Dalits. Besides Bihar Sharif, he also played a crucial role in the expansion of the party in Jagdishpur in Bhojpur. His presence will always be missed.