Kolkata, (UNI) West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Somendranath
Mitra breathed his last at a city hospital in the wee hours on Thursday
He was 78 and is survived by wife and son.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed their profound grief.
Mitra was admitted to hospital due to heart and age-related ailments.
" He was admitted to the hospital a few days back after his creatinine level was found to be high during a routine check-up. He was a patient of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and also had other age-related ailments, " a senior official of the hospital said.
Mitra tested negative for COVID-19.
Ms Banerjee expressed her profound grief at the passing away of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Somen Mitra.
Taking to her twitter handle, Ms Banerjee said, " Saddened to hear about the passing away of veteran leader, former MP and
president Somen Mitra. "
Conveying her deepest condolences to the bereaved family, Ms Banerjee said, " My deepest condolences to his family, followers and well-wishers. "
Ms Dhankhar expressed his profound grief at the passing away of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Somen Mitra.
Taking to his twitter handle, Mr Dhankhar said, " Saddened at the death of veteran Congress Leader Somen Mitra. "
" As constitutional head was enormously benefited by his wise counsel on several occasions, " he added.
" Bengal will always recall his sagacious contributions in public life. Pray ALMIGHTY to bestow eternal on the departed soul, " the Governor stated.
The West Bengal Youth Congress condoled the demise of Somen Mitra.
" WBPCC President Somen Mitra has breathed his last, a short while ago. As we struggle to come to terms with this immense loss, all our prayers and thoughts are with Dada’s family, " West Bengal Youth Congress tweeted.
" May his soul rest in peace, " it said.
Mitra played a crucial role in forging an electoral understanding of Left parties and Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.