Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA from Gosaba constituency Jayanta Naskar has died of COVID-19 on Saturday. He was 73.
Naskar was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata after testing positive for COVID-19 a month ago. He breathed his last today evening.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief on the demise of the three-time MLA and paid condolences to his family and supporters.
“Heartfelt condolences to the family and supporters of Jayanta Naskar. Deeply pained at this colossal loss. As a three-time MLA from Gosaba, he had dedicated his life towards serving people and was always with us through our many struggles. He will be remembered dearly,” she tweeted.