Former Trinamool Congress MP Krishna Bose, a prominent member of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose family, died due to age-related ailments at a hospital in Kolkata on Saturday (February 22). She was 89.
Family sources said Bose was unwell for quite some time and died at a hospital off EM Bypass at 10:20 am. “She was suffering from age-related ailments. She suffered her second stroke a few days back and was admitted to the ICU,” her son Sumantra Bose said.
She was married to freedom fighter Sisir Kumar Bose, nephew of Netaji, and represented Kolkata’s Jadavpur constituency. She is survived by sons Sugata and Sumantra, and daughter Sharmila.
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Born in 1930 to constitutional studies specialist Charu Chandra Chaudhuri, Bose taught at the City College in Kolkata for around 40 years. She was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996, then again in 1998 and also in 1999.
Several Trinamool Congress leaders and state ministers are at the hospital.
Bose’s body will be taken to her Sarat Bose Road residence around 1 pm and then to the Netaji Bhavan, according to family sources. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be visiting Netaji Bhavan. Bose will be cremated in the evening.
Krishna di was a mother to her son's Sumantra & Sugata, daughter Sarmila as well as the whole Trinamool family.
Her immense contribution to Indian society & Bengali culture will be revered for times to come. (2/2)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 22, 2020
Banerjee took to Twitter to express her condolences after Bose’s death. “I lost someone respected, loved & admired by me. Saddened & shocked to hear about the demise of Krishna Bose, ex-TMC MP & wife of freedom fighter Dr. Sisir Bose. Being a part of Netaji’s family, she was a revered social reformer, renowned poet & a courageous educationalist,” she said.
(With inputs from agencies)