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Veteran Congress MLA Gyan Singh Sohanpal passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Veteran Gyan Singh Sohanpal died at the SSKM hospital here, sources said.

He was 92 and a bachelor.

Fondly called "Chacha", Gyan Singh was admitted to the hospital with old age-related problems.

Gyan Singh who enjoyed immense respect among politicians cutting across party lines, was elected to the 10 times.

He was also a former minister in the in the state.

He had contested last year's assembly in the state but was defeated.

Chief Minister condoled his death and said "We have lost a veteran legislator".

"Saddened at the passing of Gyan Singh Sohan Palji. We have lost a veteran legislator. My condolences to his family & friends", she said in a tweet.

"He was a very senior member of the Assembly. Tomorrow, the Govt will give his mortal remains a gun salute", she said.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 17:48 IST