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PM condoles demise of Somnath Chatterjee

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Somnath made Indian democracy richer, said today condoling the demise of the former

Describing him as a stalwart of Indian politics, the said, madeParliamentary democracy richer and was a strong voice for the well-being of the poor and vulnerable.

"Anguished by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and supporters," tweeted.

passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata this morning following multiple organ failure.

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.

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First Published: Mon, August 13 2018. 10:05 IST