Trinamool Congress' Manish Gupta today took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Gupta, who was earlier this month elected to the Upper House following the resignation of actor Mithun Chakraborty, took oath in Bengali.
The House also mourned the death of its former member Pyarimohan Mohapatra on March 19 at the age of 77 years.
"In passing away of Pyarimohan Mohapatra, the country has lost a noted civil servant, a distinguished parliamentarians and a dedicated social worker," Ansari said in his obituary reference.
Members stood in silence for a moment in the memory of departed soul.
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