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Shah condoles demise of former LS Speaker Chatterjee

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today condoled the death of former Somnath Chatterjee, describing him as an excellent parliamentarian.

Chatterjee, 89, passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata this morning following multiple organ failure.

"Saddened to learn about the demise of Somnath Chatterjee, former of Lok Sabha," Shah tweeted.

"He (Chatterjee) was an excellent Parliamentarian, whose long years as a member of the House, enriched our Parliamentary traditions. My condolences to his family and supporters in this hour of grief," Shah said.

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

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First Published: Mon, August 13 2018. 10:40 IST