West Bengal’s Congress President Somen Mitra dies of cardiac arrest

Kolkata: West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra died at a city hospital in the early hours of Thursday. He was 78.

Sources at the private hospital where he was admitted to said he died due to heart and age-related ailments.

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“He was admitted to the hospital a few days back after his creatinine level was found to be high during a routine check-up. He was a patient of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and also had other age-related ailments,” a senior official of the hospital said.

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Somen Mitra died around 1:30 am following a cardiac arrest, the hospital sources said, adding he had tested negative for Covid-19.

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He is survived by his wife and son. According to a family member of the Congress leader, he was taken to the hospital a few days back for regular health check-up.

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