People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Harkishan Singh Surjeet, general secretary of the CPI(M), sent the following message to the Tamil Manila Congress leadership on the demise of Shri G K Moopanar on August 30, 2001.
I AM deeply grieved at the passing away of Shri G K Moopanar, veteran leader of the anti-imperialist movement in the country and particularly in Tamil Nadu. I have been closely associated with him for more than a decade and I have always cherished my fruitful friendship with him in dealing with political problems of the country and Tamil Nadu. As a close associate of illustrious Kamaraj, Moopanar will be remembered as a leader with immense organising abilities and political acumen to strengthen the democratic movement in the country as a whole. He had a deep understanding of the political problems in Tamil Nadu. His demise at this time is a big loss to the democratic forces and the party he led. The Tamil Manila Congress and his followers, I am sure, will overcome the pain and agony caused by this loss and I am sure that his followers will carry on his work with the wisdom which was his characteristic. This will be the most fitting memory to Moopanar.
I convey my deep condolences to his wife, son Govinda Vasan and other members of the bereaved family. (INN)