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CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty no more

The former state transport minister succumbed to Covid-19 at a Calcutta hospital on Thursday afternoon

PTI Calcutta Published 06.08.20, 03:53 PM
Shyamal Chakraborty

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Senior CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Calcutta on Thursday, party sources said.

He was 76 years-old.


Chakraborty, the three-time transport minister of West Bengal from 1982 to 1996, was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for Covid-19 on July 30.

The septuagenarian was also a two-time Rajya Sabha member and a veteran trade unionist.

"He died this afternoon. He was on ventilation for the last few days," a party leader said.

He is survived by his daughter Ushasi Chakraborty, an actor.

Chakraborty is the second notable politician from the state to die of Covid-19. Trinamool Congress MLA Tamonash Ghosh succumbed to the contagion in June.

On Wednesday, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation councillor Subhash Bose also died of the disease.

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