Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away at the age of 89


Nation Next Newsroom | Aug 13, 2018 12:18

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee was put on ventilator support after he suffered a mild heart attack on Saturday.
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee was put on ventilator support after he suffered a mild heart attack on Saturday.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and veteran communist leader Somnath Chatterjee passed away at the age of 89 on Monday at around 8 am at a private hospital in Kolkata. Chatterjee was the speaker of Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009,

Chatterjee, who was also a ten time Lok Sabha MP, had been unwell since June 2018. After he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, the parliamentarian was hospitalized and underwent treatment for 40 days and was later discharged. Chatterjee, who was suffering from a kidney-related ailment, was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata on Tuesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest. His condition worsened on Sunday after he suffered a mild heart attack.

After the politician’s death, condolences poured in from politicians across party lines who hailed Chatterjee as a stalwart of Indian Politics.