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Former West Bengal minister Jogesh Barman dies

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Former and CPI(M) leader Jogesh died Sunday at a hospital in Bengaluru after prolonged illness, his party sources said.

Barman, who had been suffering from liver ailments, was on ventilation since Saturday and died at around 11 am on Sunday at a private hospital in Nengaluru.

is survived by wife, son and daughter, a CPI(M) statement said.

received treatment at state-run in January.

A popular left leader elected from Assembly constituency in district for the first time in 1991, Barman became the forest in 1996 and took charge of the in 2006.

He was the of a school in before taking up ministerial responsibilities.

Till his death, Barman was the member of the CPI(M) district committee, the statement said.

and CPI(M) state unit Secretary expressed grief over his death.

Barman's body will be brought to on Monday morning from Bengaluru and the last rites will be performed at

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 18:30 IST