HCMC’s leaders commemorates revolutionary scholar Tran Bach Dang

A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders on July 12 offered flowers and incenses to late Vietnamese revolutionary, scholar, journalist Tran Bach Dang on the 90th anniversary of his birthday ( on July 15, 1926).

HCMC Party Committee Secretary Dinh La Thang offers incenses to late Vietnamese revolutionary, scholar, journalist Tran Bach Dang. (Photo: Sggp) 

The delegation included Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Dinh La Thang, former Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai.

Tran Bach Dang whose real name was Truong Gia Trieu, was born in 1926 in Rach Gia town in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. He joined the revolutionary forces in 1941.

He served as a secretary of the Communist Party Committee in Saigon-Gia Dinh region and was the head of the propaganda and training committee of Central Office for South Vietnam and a member of the National Liberation Front in the Vietnamese War against the US invaders.

After 1975, he focused on studying, teaching and writing on the national liberation revolution. Apart from journalism, he wrote many poems, plays, short stories and novels. The famous spy novel, Van Bai Lat Ngua (Put your cards on the table) by revolutionary writer Tran Bach Dang is one of the best novels on the anti-American Resistance War.

By Hong Hiep – Translated by Kim Khanh

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