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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Former passed away at a private hospital here this morning following multiple organ failure, a said.

He was 89 and survived by wife and two daughters.

passed away at around 8.15 am after his condition deteriorated following yesterday's "mild heart attack", the said.

was suffering from a kidney-related ailment and was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition on Tuesday last.

"He suffered a multiple organ failure and had stopped responding to treatment since late last night. He passed away this morning at around 8.15 am," the told

Chatterjee had suffered a yesterday morning, but was revived. He was undergoing treatment in the ICCU.

Last month, the former had suffered a

He was under treatment for the past 40 days and was discharged from the hospital just for three days after his health showed signs of improvement.

However, his condition deteriorated last Tuesday and he had to be hospitalised again, the official said.

A 10-time MP, Chatterjee was a central committee member of the CPI(M), which he had joined in 1968.

He was the of the from 2004 to 2009.

The veteran leader was, however, expelled from the CPI(M) in 2008 for refusing to resign as the Speaker after his party withdrew support to the

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First Published: Mon, August 13 2018. 09:45 IST
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