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TMC MLA dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
June 24, 2020 11:33 IST
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Trinamool Congress MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in May, died at a hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday, party sources said.

IMAGE: A COVID 19 worker wearing a PPE kit collects swap samples of people at a government school in New Delhi. Photograph: ANI Photo

He was 60.

The three-time MLA from the Falta assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district was admitted to a hospital after he tested positive for the disease, they said.

He had several complications related to the heart and the kidney, the sources said.


"Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work," West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

"He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well-wishers," she added.

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