CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta passes away

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Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and former MP Gurudas Dasgupta passed away on Thursday following a prolonged illness. He was 83.

Dasgupta was suffering from lung cancer for past many months, sources said.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Dasgupta was a veteran trade union leader of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC). In 1985, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha.

Dasgupta was also a member of the Lok Sabha from Panskura and in 2004 was again elected to the lower House of Parliament in 2009 from Ghatal seat.