Trinamool Congress MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who had tested positive for the coronavirus last month, died in a hospital in West Bengal. He was 60.
The three-time MLA from Falta assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district had tested positive for disease in May and was admitted to a hospital ever since.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her grief over Ghosh’s death and offered condolences to his family and friends.
“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,” Mamata tweeted.
“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.
West Bengal has so far reported 14,728 COVID-19 cases with 580 fatalities, according to Health Ministry data.