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West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra passes away

By: PTI | Kolkata |

Up to date: July 30, 2020 8:05:01 am


Sources on the non-public hospital the place Somen Mitra was admitted to mentioned he died resulting from coronary heart and age-related illnesses. (The Press Reporter Archive)

West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra handed away at a metropolis hospital within the early hours of Thursday. He was 78.

Sources on the non-public hospital the place Mitra was admitted to mentioned he died resulting from coronary heart and age-related illnesses.

“He was admitted to the hospital a number of days again after his creatinine degree was discovered to be excessive throughout a routine check-up. He was a affected person of continual obstructive pulmonary illness (COPD) and in addition had different age-related illnesses,” a senior official of the hospital mentioned.

Mitra handed away round 1.30 am following a cardiac arrest, the hospital sources mentioned, including he had examined unfavourable for COVID-19.

He’s survived by his spouse and son.

In accordance with a member of the family of the Congress chief, he was taken to the hospital a number of days again for normal well being check-up.

Mitra had undergone a bypass surgical procedure some years again when he was a Lok Sabha MP.

Gaurav Gogoi, Congress MP and All India Congress Committee (AICC) incharge of get together affairs within the state, condoled the demise of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) chief.

“My coronary heart goes out to the household of the Lt Somen Mitra. He was an enormous of Bengal, and he touched the lives of thousands and thousands of individuals in his lengthy journey. My condolences to his household and all those that admired him. His legacy is not going to be forgotten,” Gogoi tweeted.

Generally often known as ‘Chhorada’ (youthful brother), Mitra was some of the firebrand politicians of the 1960s and ’70s. He was baptized into the Congress, via scholar politics within the late sixties.

A 3-time president of the Congress’ West Bengal unit from 1992-1996, 1996-1998 after which once more from September 2018, Mitra was a seven-term MLA from the Sealdah meeting constituency.

He left the Congress in 2008 to kind his political outfit Pragatisheel (Progressive) Indira Congress. He later merged his outfit with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) forward of the 2009 Lok Sabha polls and received the election on a TMC ticket from the Diamond Harbour parliamentary seat that 12 months.

Mitra give up the TMC in 2014 to rejoin the Congress.

He was one of many chief architects behind the CPI (M)-led Left Entrance and Congress alliance in West Bengal through the 2016 meeting polls.

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