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Freedom fighter Perin Chandra dies

Freedom fighter Perin Romesh Chandra died here after prolonged illness.

96-year-old Perin is survived by her husband Romesh Chandra, children and grandchildren.

As per her wishes, her body was donated to the Grant Medical College here, where her father had trained to be a surgeon, family sources said today.

She served in the peace movement of international communism and was part of its Indian leadership. Her husband was the President of the World Peace Council, and like her a CPI leader.

She was a friend of late Prime Minister I K Gujral from the days of the Lahore University and former Union minister and CPI stalwart Indrajit Gupta.