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CPI(M) Stalwart And Former LoK Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee Passes Away At 89, Tributes Pour In

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CPI( M) stalwart and former Lok Sabha speaker from 2004 to 2009 Somnath chatterjee passed away at the age of 89. He died at private hospital . He was reportedly unwell for sometime. He was suffering from a kidney-related ailment and was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition .

He was in the ICCU and had been put on ventilator. Last month, the former speaker had suffered a haemorrhagic stroke.

A 10-time Lok Sabha MP, Chatterjee was a central committee member of the CPI(M), which he had joined in 1968. He had wonderful rapport with leaders across party lines .

As soon as the news came in. Leaders across party lines paid their rich tributes and recalled his contribution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned his death in his tweet

Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed his grief

Amit Shah, BJP president offered his condolences

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled his death

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah paid his rich tributes

Union Minister of State For Home , Kiren Rijiju recalled his invaluable contribution

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