Naxalbari (West Bengal), Mar 23 (ANI): Maoist leader Kanu Sanyal reportedly committed suicide at his home in Naxalbari on Tuesday.
ources said the dead body of Sanyal, who was not keeping well for the last few days was recovered his house in Naxalbari.
78-year old Sanyal was one of the founding members of Communist Party of India- Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML).
He was one of the key leaders behind the abortive Naxalite insurrection attempt by radical communists to initiate an "Indian revolution" by violent means.
Sanyal became a prominent figure in the opposition to land acquisition in Singur in December 2006.
On January 18, 2006, Sanyal was arrested with fellow agitators for disrupting a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express train at the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Siliguri, North Bengal protesting gainst closures of tea gardens in the region. (ANI)