Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee inaugurated an exhibition of portraits and sketches on Com.Jyoti Basu at the Academy of Fine Arts on Tuesday.
The event, that was held to commemorate the 100th Birth Anniversary of Com.Jyoti Basu, will continue for a week.
"Jyotibabu is the tallest example in politics of how to serve people. People might have at times thought that he was a very reserved person. But having worked closely with him, I have seen how intense his feelings and emotions for people were. Jyoti Basu used to say politics was the only way to serve the masses. He did politics by putting his heart into it," Chatterjee said.