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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away

Kolkata (India):13/8/18:At the age of 89, Monday Morning Somnath Chatterjee , Former Lok Sabha Speaker passed away.

Admitted in Private Hospital, Chatterjee takes his last breath at 8:15 am in the hospital. Doctor’s gave their statement that the cause of his death was a cardiac arrest.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) veteran was suffering from kidney ailment and was put on ventilator support on Saturday. He suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in July.

Born on July 25, 1929, Chatterjee was a ten-time Lok Sabha MP. He was one of the longest-serving parliamentarians in India.

He served as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009.

Chatterjee joined the CPI(M) in 1968 and remained its leader, until he was expelled from the party in 2018.

He had refused to step down from his position in Parliament after CPI(M) withdrew its support from the United Progressive Alliance-led government over the India-US nuclear deal.

Chatterjee won the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1996.

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