Somnath Chatterjee, a Stalwart of Indian Politics, Passes Away at 89 in Kolkata

Somnath Chatterjee, a former Lok Sabha speaker, died on Monday morning after a multi-organ failure in a city hospital. He is 89 years old. Chatter was admitted to the Belle Vue Clinic after a kidney-related illness last Tuesday. On Sunday, he had a heart attack and received ventilator support. “He died at 8:15 this morning due to multiple organ failure,” said Pradip Tandon, CEO of Belle Vue Clinic. The 89-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home on June 25 after a stroke episode. Somnath Chatterjee was treated for 40 days and was discharged only three days after his health status showed signs of improvement.

However, he was admitted to the hospital again after his condition deteriorated last Tuesday.
Chatterjee is the Speaker of the First Five-Year Term of the United Progressive Alliance Government (2004-2009) and has been elected to the lower house of parliament for ten times since 1971. He failed to resign from the Speaker in July 2008 and was removed from the CPM. His party removed the support of the CPM’s United Progressive Alliance (USA) government. He was born in Tezpur, Assam, in 1929. Chatterjee was educated at Mitra Institution School, Presidency College and Kolkata University in Kolkata. He also studied at the Jesus College of Cambridge University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952 and a Master of Laws degree in 1957. In 2007, Somnath Chatterjee was awarded an honorary scholarship by the College. Chatterjee was summoned to the bar of London in London and served as a lawyer at the Kolkata High Court before being involved in dangerous politics. He joined CPM in 1968 and was deported to him in 2008.

Education and family background

Born in Tezpur, Assam, his father, Nirmal Chandra Chatterjee, was an outstanding lawyer during the Indian independence period. He was an intellectual, a Hindu revivalist and nationalist. His mother, Binpani Devi, runs this house. Nirmal Chandra Chatterjee is the founder and president of All India Hindu Mahasabha. In 1948, the Communist Party of India was banned from leading the Indian National Assembly government in India by the Jawaharlal Nehru. Its party leader was arrested and Nirmal Chandra Chatterjee established the All India Civil Liberties Union and was troubled by their release. In the process, despite the ideological political differences between the two, he is still close to Jyoti Basu.

Somnath received education at Mitra Institution School, Presidency College and Kolkata University of Kolkata. He also studied at the Jesus College of Cambridge University and graduated with B.A. In the master’s degree in 1952 and 1957, the two were legally awarded the honorary scholarship in 2007 by the college. He was called from the nave in London to the bar and worked as a defense lawyer in the High Court of Calcutta. Join active politics.

Personal life

On February 7, 1950, Chatterjee married Renu Chatterjee from the zamidar family in Lalgolla. The couple are Prathap and his two daughters Anuradha and Anusha. Pratap Chatterjee practises in the High Court of Kolkata. Somnath Chatterjee is known for its financial integrity. In 2004, as a speaker, he moved into the official residence of No. 20 Akbar Road, and he stopped paying for toiletries and tea from the state finance department. When traveling abroad, he bears the cost of any accompanying family members.
Chatterjee died of a heart attack at a private hospital in Kolkata on the morning of August 13, 2018.

Political career

From 1968 to 2008, Somnath Chatterjee was a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). In 1971, he was nominated for a provisional election caused by the death of his father, and his father was elected from him. From 1989 to 2004 he was the Lok Sabha leader. After the 2004 general election, he was appointed as a professional spokesperson, and on June 4, 2004, he was unanimously elected as the 14th Lok Sabha Speaker. After Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar made this achievement, he was the second professional player.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him “a stalwart of Indian politics” on twitter

Rahul Gandhi also Mourns the passing away of this Legend

 

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