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West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra Passes Away, Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee Pay Tributes

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West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra has died due to age-related ailments at a city hospital. He was 78.
Mitra, who was admitted to a hospital here with kidney ailments a few days ago, passed away at around 1.30 am on Thursday following a cardiac arrest, the hospital sources told PTI.

He had tested negative for COVID-19, they said. “He was admitted to the hospital due to kidney and heart ailments,” a family member said, confirming the news of the Congress leader’s death.

Mitra, a veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha MP, is survived by his wife and son.

Former Congress party president Rahul Gandhi condoled the passing away of party’s West Bengal unit president Somen Mitra and said that he will be remembered with “love, fondness and respect”.

“All my love and support to family and friends of Somen Mitra at this difficult time. We will remember him with love, fondness and respect,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was saddened to hear about the passing away of Mitra.

“Saddened to hear about the passing away of veteran leader, former MP and INC West Bengal president Somen Mitra,” Banerjee said in a message. “My deepest condolences to his family, followers and well-wishers,” she wrote in her social media handle.

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