A ten times Lok Sabha MP, Somnath Chatterjee died at the age of 89 years.
Somnath Chatterjee was suffering with kidney ailment and was not feeling well since last many days. He was admitted in Belle Veu Clinic in Kolkata for treatment after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Tuesday.
Somnath was born in Assam on 25 July, 1929 to Nirmal Chandra Chatterjee who was a lawyer, intellectual and social activist. His mother, Binapani Devi was a housewife. Somnath was one of the active politician and was mostly associated with Communist Party but was independent in the later years of his life. He had been the speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009. In 2008, his party withdrew support from the then UPA government, but Somnath refused to resign from the position of speaker. Therefore, he was expelled from his party, CPM.
Somnath was earlier treated for 40 days last month, when he suffered with a haemorrhagic stroke.
A Sneak Peak in the life of Somnath Chatterjee
- Somnath Chatterjee was the Lok Sabha MP for 10 times
- Somnath was the Lok Sabha speaker for five times, 2004-2009
- He was a central committee member of the CPM
- Somnath was awarded with the Outstanding Parliamentarian award in the year 1996