Communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet dies at 92

Veteran communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet died of cardiac arrest at a hospital near New Delhi on Friday, his party said.

Surjeet, 92, a former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), had been unwell for several months.

“Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet died at 1.35 p.m. today after a cardiac arrest,” the party said in a statement on its website.