Senior TMC MLA Tamonash Ghosh succumbs to COVID-19

TMC MLA in West Bengal dies of COVID-19

RULING Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in May, died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday, 24 June 2020. He was 60. The three-time MLA is survived by wife and two daughters. He had several complications related to the heart and the kidney, sources said. Ghosh is the first elected public representative in West Bengal to have succumbed to the contagious viral infection. During the day, Bengal Chief  Minister Mamata  Banerjee convened an all-party meeting to discuss the situation arising out of the pandemic. The MLA from the Falta assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district was hospitalized after he had tested positive for the disease, they said. “Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work,” Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said. “He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well-wishers,” she added. He was a  resident of Harish Chatterjee Street, a neighbour of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee.

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