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CPI stalwart Gurudas Dasgupta passes away

Dasgupta, who was a member of the Lok Sabha from Panskura in 2004 and Ghatal in 2009, had been suffering from lung cancer for the last several months. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 31, 2019 9:38:18 am
Gurudas Dasgupta worked as a parliamentarian for 25 years. (Express Archive)I

Veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and former Lok Sabha MP Gurudas Dasgupta passed away on Thursday in Kolkata. He was 83.

Dasgupta had been suffering from lung cancer for the last several months. Read in Bangla

Known for his oratory skills, Dasgupta was a veteran leader of All India Trade Union Congress. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1985. He was also a member of the Lok Sabha from Panskura in 2004 and Ghatal in 2009.

“He (Dasgupta) passed away at his home in Kolkata at 6 am. He was suffering from lung cancer for quite some time. Due to his poor health he had relinquished party posts but was a member of CPI national executive council,” West Bengal CPI secretary Swapan Banerjee was quoted as saying by PTI.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also condoled the death of the veteran leader. “Saddened at the passing away of CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta ji. He will be remembered for his contribution to the nation as a Parliamentarian and trade union leader. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues,” she said in a statement.

Dasgupta is survived by his wife and daughter.

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