Former MP passes away

Former MP of Karimganj, MLA of Algapur and Katigorah and minister, Nepal Chandra Das, passed away early on Tuesday morning at his residence in Panchgram of Hailakandi district.

By OUR CORRESPONDENT in Hailakandi
  • Published 24.01.18
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Hailakandi: Former MP of Karimganj, MLA of Algapur and Katigorah and minister, Nepal Chandra Das, passed away early on Tuesday morning at his residence in Panchgram of Hailakandi district.

He was 74 and is survived by two sons and four daughters. He was suffering from diabetes for many years and also suffered a brain stroke recently. The body was cremated at Thandapur crematorium.

Das was panchayat and fisheries minister for a short term in the Anwara Taimur ministry in the state.

He was twice elected to the Assam Assembly in 1978 from Algapur constituency of Hailakandi district and also in 1983 from Katigorah of Cachar district. A dedicated Congress worker, he was also elected twice to the Lok Sabha from Karimganj (SC) constituency.

Former minister Gautam Roy, Hailakandi district Congress committee president and former MLA Rahul Roy, former MP Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya and Congress leaders of the valley condoled his death.

The president and vice-president of Asom Anusuchito Jati Parishad, Surya Kanta Sinha and Kulendra Das, also attended his last rites.