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Former minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies after 9yrs in coma

Former minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies after 9yrs in coma
20 Nov 2017
  • Former union minister and veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who has been in a coma since 2008, passed away today at noon. He was 72.
  • "He had been critically ill for the past one month and unfortunately succumbed to his illness," Apollo Hospital confirmed.
  • In 2008, Dasmunsi had suffered a massive stroke which had left him paralyzed.

  • Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, one of West Bengal's most popular leaders
    Profile
  • Dasmunsi was one of WB's most popular leaders. He was known for his friendly ties across parties.
  • He first became a union minister in 1985, and was in the cabinet during 2004-2008.
  • He also served as president of the All India Football Federation for 20 years.
  • He was so popular that he was included in Congress' 90-member campaign committee for the 2016 WB elections.

  • Wife Deepa Dasmunsi carried on his political legacy
    Legacy
  • The 2008 stroke cut off blood supply to his brain and caused irreversible damage. He was breathing and eating through medical assistance.
  • Post that, his wife Deepa Dasmunsi became active in politics. She also contested and won parliamentary polls and became a union minister in the UPA government.
  • Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi is survived by his wife and son Priyadeep Dasmunsi.



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