Bengal Deputy Speaker Sukumar Hansda dies of cancer

West Bengal Assembly DeputySpeaker Sukumar Hansda died of cancer at a private hospital inKolkata on Thursday, sources at the medical establishmentsaid.

He was 63.

Hansda, a two-time Jhargram MLA and formerPaschimanchal Unnayan minister, was diagnosed with prostatecancer earlier this year and was being treated for the lastfew months, Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee said.

He was earlier admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital inthe city and was shifted to the private hospital a few daysback, Banerjee added.

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