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Somnath Chatterjee put on ventilator support after heart attack

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Former was put on ventilator support today after his condition deteriorated following a heart attack, an of a private hospital said.

Eighty-nine-year-old Chatterjee, who is suffering from a kidney-related ailment, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday.

"He is undergoing In such cases it happens at times that the heart stops giving support. suffered a this morning, but was revived. He is in the ICCU and has been put on ventilation. He is responding to treatment," a told

Last month, the former had suffered a

"He has been under treatment for the past 40 days. 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 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: Sun, August 12 2018. 18:55 IST