West Bengal: Senior TMC leader Subrata Mukherjee died, CM Mamata Banerjee said it’s a great loss for her

News Desk: Senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee died while being treated for cardiac ailments at a state-run hospital in Kolkata on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Mukherjee, who was the state panchayat minister, was 75. He is survived by his wife. He was also in charge of three other departments.

The veteran politician who underwent angioplasty early this week, died at 9.22 PM after suffering a massive cardiac arrest, state minister Firhad Hakim said.

The chief minister who was performing Kali Puja at her Kalighat residence, visited the SSKM Hospital and announced that he is no more.

“I still can’t believe he is no longer with us. He was such a dedicated party leader. It is a personal loss for me” she said.

His body will be taken to Rabindra Sadan, a government-owned auditorium, on Friday for the people to pay their last respect. From there, it will be taken to his Ballygunge home and then to his ancestral home, she added.

“I have faced many disasters in my life but this is a very big blow. I do not think there will be another man like Subrata da who was such a nice and hard-working person. The party and his constituency were his soul. I will not be able to see Subrata da’s body”

“This evening the principal of the hospital told me that Subrata da is fine and he will be going back home tomorrow. Doctors tried their best” chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.