The veteran Communist and eminent lawyer died late on Saturday night, Communist Party of India (Marxist) party officials said. He was 98 and is survived by four daughters and a son.
Biman Bose condoles
Left Front chairman and CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Biman Bose condoled the passing away of the veteran leader.
In 1953, the CPI(M) leader became India’s first visually-challenged Parliamentarian when he won from the Kolkata south-east constituency. He was re-elected to Parliament for the second consecutive term and remained an MP till 1962. Later on in 1986, he became the first visually-challenged Advocate General of West Bengal.
Mr. Gupta was also the founder-president of the National Federation of the Blind and the first president of the Indian chapter of Disabled Peoples’ International.