Mitra will be remembered above all as a strong champion
of the rights of states. He played a major role in exposing
the high degree of centralisation of powers and resources
that existed in the country and went almost unnoticed.
In his death, the country has lost a person of great
wisdom, for whom the interests of its working people
always came first.
article was originally published in The Indian Express
on May 2, 2018.