Ranchi: Three time Member of Parliament from Dhanbad – Arun Kumar Roy, popularly known as A K Roy passed away at a Dhanbad hospital, today.
The 84-year-old leader had played a key role in the Jharkhand movement along side Jharkhand Mukhti Morcha (JMM) Chief Shibu Soren and Binod Bihari Mahto.
Roy has also been a three-time member of legislative assembly from Sindri constituency. An engineer by profession, Roy had started his political career with Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M), and on its symbol he became MLA for the first time from Sindri.
However, when he wrote an article in favour of a separate Jharkhand state in an English daily, which CPIM did not like and asked him to give a clarification, following which Roy left the party and founded the JMM. Later he also founded the Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC).
Roy, also known as a Marxist thinker, lived his life with the highest level of integrity. He has written several articles on the issues related to Jharkhand.
In recent times, he had developed several ailments and breathed while undergoing his treatment.