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Veteran CPI leader, former MP Gurudas Dasgupta passes away at 83

He was suffering from lung cancer for last several months, West Bengal CPI secretary Swapan Banerjee said.

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Credits: @ANI
Credits: @ANI

Veteran leader and former MP Gurudas Dasgupta died on Thursday following a prolonged illness, party sources said.

He was 83.

Dasgupta is survived by his wife and daughter.

He was suffering from lung cancer for last several months, West Bengal secretary Swapan Banerjee said.

"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 executive council," Banerjee said.

Dasgupta, known for his oratory skills, is a veteran trade union leader of

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.

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First Published: Thu, October 31 2019. 09:10 IST