Veteran CPM leader Shyamal Chakraborty dies days after testing Covid positive
Aug. 8, 2020

Veteran CPM leader and former West Bengal transport minister Shyamal Chakraborty passed away on 6th June 2020.

CPM MLA Sujan Chakraborty said his passing away will create a huge void in the Left politics in the state.

The CITU leader had been suffering from old age-related ailments for a very long time. He was put on ventilator support from August 1 after experiencing breathing troubles.

The senior CPM leader had served as the state transport minister during the erstwhile Left Front government. He was also elected to the Rajya Sabha. He was also the state president of CITU, the trade union arm of CPM.

Senior Congress leader and Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, Abdul Mannan said, “I knew him from my college days as we both did students’ politics. He was also a member of state Assembly and later became a state minister. I always had a good personal relationship with him despite our ideological differences. He never disrespected his opponents. We always received his support when needed. It is a great loss for Bengal politics.”