Kolkata,July 8:Veteran CPIM leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister Mr.Jyoti Basu turns 95 years today. People from all walks of life thronged to his Salt Lake residence in Kolkata to greet him. A cultural programme was also organised to celebrate the day.
Our Kolkata correspondent Arijit Chakraborty reports that a special web-site on Jyoti Basu was also launched on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Mr.Basu thanked the people of the state for retaining the Left Front government in power for 33 years. Mr.Basu is one of the main architect of the Left Front government in West Bengal. He ruled the state for 5th consecutive term since 1977 and later handed over the mantle to his successor Mr.Budhadeb Bhattacharjee