Kannur: The veteran Communist party leader and journalist Berlin Kunjanandan Nair (96) has breathed his last at his home Naaraanam today, at 6 pm.
He had a close relationship with the global leaders and worked as a journalist in Germany.
He started his political career as a member of the Congress party and later, shifted his membership to the Communist party.
He joined the Communist party during 1939 and became the representative in the party’s state meeting held in 1943.
He worked as the private secretary of EMS when the latter was elected as the Chief Minister.
Kunjanandan Nair attended the Soviet Communist Party Congress in 1959.
He became a correspondent of Blitz in 1965 and later wrote in New Age, Deshabhimani, NavaYugam, Nava Jeevan and Janayugam Newspapers.
He started writing articles from Berlin and gained the name Berlin Kunjananthan.
For the last few years, he had been facing issues from a group of leaders from within the party for his opposition to the policies of the CPM.
His novel ‘Polichezhuthu‘ was subjected to many controversies.
Wife: Saraswathiamma. Daughter: Usha (Berlin). Son-in-law: Berner Rister. Siblings: Meenakshi, Janaki, Kartyayani.