Comrade Gursharan Singh, the renowned cultural activist, dramatist and revolutionary intellectual passed away at the age of 82 on September 27, 2011. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar mourns his untimely death and extends its profound sympathies to the bereaved family of Comrade Gursharan Singh.
Comrade Gursharan was inpsired by the legacy of the Ghadar movement and the revolutionary work of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his comrades. Born in Punjab in 1929, he did his masters degree in Chemistry and began work as a cement technician with the Punjab government. During the construction of the Bhakra Nangal Dam in the fifties, his conscience rebelled against the anti worker anti peasant attitude of the government. He wrote a live drama upon the plight of the workers of the project. He decided to devote his life to the cause of the workers and peasants, and wrote more than 175 dramas and hundreds of songs. His dramas were straged in most of the villages of Punjab. His work inspired thousands of peasants and revolutionary intelligentsia to take up the cause of the revolution. His dramas became popular all over the country and whereever abroad Indians resided.He experimented with new forms and contents, always linking his work with the toiling masses. His famous song —Eh Lal Farera Teri Kasam, Is Khoon Ka Badla Hum Lenge — has inspired countless people to take up the cause of the revolution.
In the passing away of Comrade Gursharan Singh our people have lost an outstanding revolutionary intellectual, who devoted his entire life to the cause of the emancipation of the working class and peasanty.
A condolence meeting organised to honour his memory in Delhi on October 3, 2011. Among those who paid homage to the departed Comrade was Comrade Prakash Rao, the spokesperson of our Party.