Bardhan in February 2012.
Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan (25 September 1924 – 2 January 2016) was an Indian communist politician. He was the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) from 1996 until 2012.
Bardhan was born in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in Bangladesh). His wife died in 1986. They had two children.
Bardhan had a paralytic stroke in December 2015. He died on 2 January 2016 in New Delhi, aged 91.