It is an obituary of Shri Jyoti Basu. It can be viewed as a premature obituary of the CPI(M), too! They couldn’t even hire anyone to write an obituary in English, for someone who had earned his bachelor’s degree in English! Even the photo seems that of a drunken pervert, not of an accomplished politician.
The following screenshot is from Ganashakti.com, the website of the ‘news’paper of the CPI(M) in West Bengal.
So, what does the obituary say?
- Jyoti Basu has died “for the last ‘seven decade'”
- He died AT Kolkata but he was born IN Hindustan Park (mentioned in the article following the one in screenshot), a small neighborhood in Kolkata
- He had walked the ‘political arena’ (?) ‘like’ a stalwart. He wasn’t really a stalwart of Indian politics
- He was a ‘CPI(M) legendary’, whatever that may mean
- In case the people of West Bengal don’t know it (very high chance that they really don’t, provided the state of education in West Bengal after three decades of misgovernment), 7:30 am is in the morning, not evening. One trick to learn, though. If you write AM (in block letters), you may drop ‘morning’ (“7:30 am in the morning”, but “9 AM”)
- Jyoti Basu had ‘worked’ in ‘writers building’ for 23 years
- For a moment, it seemed like our beloved leader is still alive, when the obituary said, “After that, Jyoti Basu will be taken to the ……”
- “THE thousands of people from all strata” that had assembled in the hospital “JUST to pay their last SALUTE” were not “grief stricken”. The “grief stricken” people paid their last homage to the ‘adorable’ Jyoti Basu at the ‘writers building’
- Finally. Jyoti Basu stops “opposite side of Rabindra Sadan”
- [All other grammatical and other mistakes go here]
Each sentence in that obituary is a glowing tribute to the state of English education in West Bengal.