Kolkata: Veteran CITU leader Shyamal Chakraborty passes away battling COVID-19
Kolkata/IBNS: Senior CPI-M trade union leader Shyamal Chakraborty, who was battling Covid-19 for the past seven days, died at a private hospital in Kolkata following two massive cardiac arrests at around 1:50 pm on Thursday. He was 78.
Former state president and All-India Vice President of the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) Shyamal Chakraborty was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata's EM Bypass area on July 30 with several old-age related issues, including kidney problems, pneumonia and ankylosing spondylitis, and he had also tested positive for Covid-19.
The veteral CPI-M leader was shifted on ventilator support on Aug 1 as his health condition deteriorated, and he breathed his last today following two massive cardiac arrests.
Mourning Chakraborty's death, senior CPI-M leaders said that his last rites will be performed following all Covid-19 protocols and norms.
Former Rajya Sabha MP Shyamal Chakraborty, who was also a cabinet minister during the Left regime in West Bengal, is survived by his only daughter, actress Ushashie Chakraborty.
Mourning Chakraborty's demise, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "Saddened at the passing away of veteran leader, former Member of Parliament and former Bengal minister Shyamal Chakraborty. My condolences to his family, friends and supporters."
Saddened at the passing away of veteran leader, former Member of Parliament and former Bengal minister Shyamal Chakraborty. My condolences to his family, friends and supporters— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 6, 2020
Meanwhile, three more senior Left leaders- Anadi Sahoo, Md. Salim and Fuad Halim, who had also tested positive for novel coronavirus, are recovering well in different city hospitals, according to reports.