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