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Mamata visits family members of Somnath Chatterjee

PTI | Updated on: 15 Aug 2018, 11:32:25 PM
Mamata visits family members of Somnath Chatterjee (File Photo- PTI)


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met the family members of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who passed away on Monday.

Banerjee came to Chatterjee’s south Kolkata residence at around 6 pm and spent over 40 minutes with the family members.

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The CM talked to the former Speaker’s wife Renu, daughter Anushila Bose and son Pratap, a family member said.

“The CM had a personal rapport with my grandfather and we are grateful for the way she extended support to us during his illness and on the day he died,” Chatterjee’s grandson said.

The 10-time Lok Sabha MP passed away at a private hospital here on August 13 following multiple-organ failure.

He was 89.

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First Published : 15 Aug 2018, 11:31:59 PM