Veteran Bengal CPI(M) Leader Shyamal Chakraborty Dies Of Covid-19
Kolkata: Veteran Bengal CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty has passed away due to the coronavirus. He passed away at a Kolkata hospital on Thursday afternoon. Shyamal Chakraborty was a senior trade union leader in West Bengal. He was 76 years old.
Senior CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty dies of COVID-19 at hospital in Kolkata: Party sources
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 6, 2020
CPI(M) expresses its deep sadness at the demise of Shyamal Chakraborty. Comrade Shyamal was a veteran trade union leader, former minister and Central Committee member of the CPI(M). Today the working class and the left movement in the country has lost an important voice. pic.twitter.com/FieF0JM5c5
— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) August 6, 2020
CPI(M) has tweeted condolences on the demise of Shyamal Chakraborty. The party has said, “We express deep sadness at demise of Comrade Shyamal Chakraborty. He was a veteran TU leader, former minister & Central Committee member of the CPI(M). Today the working class and the left movement in the country has lost an important voice. We dip our flags in his memory.”
Chakraborty, the three-time transport minister of West Bengal from 1982 to 1996, was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 on July 30.