TMC MLA Tamonash Ghosh dies after testing positive for COVID-19

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took to twitter to express their condolences

He had several complications related to the heart and the kidney, the sources said. Photo: Facebook

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in May, died at a hospital here on Wednesday (June 24), party sources said. He was 60.

The three-time MLA from the Falta assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district was admitted to a hospital after he tested positive for the disease, they said. He had several complications related to the heart and the kidney, the sources said.

“Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work,” West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo, Mamata Banerjee, tweeted.

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“He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well-wishers,” she added.

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also expressed his condolences.“Sad at the demise of 3-time Falta MLA Tamonash Ghosh. He was an experienced leader with promising prospects in times to come…,” he tweeted.

Ghosh’s death happens amidst the serious situation in West Bengal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Banerjee has called for an all-party meeting on Wednesday (June 24) afternoon at the state secretariat to discuss the COVID-19 situation.

Earlier this month, Tamil Nadu politician J Anbazhagan, one of the DMK’s most prominent faces in the state, died in Chennai after battling coronavirus for over a week.

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