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Charu Majumdar (1918-1972) was an Indian Maoist revolutionary born in 1918 in Siliguri. His father was a freedom fighter. He dropped out of college in 1938. In 1946, Charu joined the Tebhaga movement. He was imprisoned in 1962 and on July 16, 1972.
During the mid 1960's Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal organized a leftist fraction in CPI(M) in northern Bengal. In 1967 a militant peasant uprising took place in Naxalbari , led by the Majumdar-Sanyal group. The same year Majumdar and Sanyal broke away and formed the All India Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries. AICCCR founed Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) in 1969, with Majumdar as its secretary.
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