Com Ashok Swain joined CPI(ML) in 2012, before which he was with the CPI. He belonged to Patpur village in Puri district. He was the Secretary of AIYF Puri unit in 1986-87 and became a member of Puri district council of CPI in 2000. He was also a state council member of CPI. A militant fighter for the rights of the poor in Puri and Kakatpur areas, with his demise, the party has a lost a comrade who had dedicated his life fighting for the poor. The Odisha CPI(ML) state committee held a condolence meeting for comrade Swain. He is survived by his wife and one son and a daughter. Our sincere tributes to Com. Ashok Swain !