Bengal Guv pays floral tributes to Subrata Mukherjee at Vidhan Sabha

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Kolkata, Nov 5 : West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday paid floral

tributes to departed veteran politician Subrata Mukherjee at Vidhan Sabha.

Mr Dhankhar lauded his five decade political career.

The governor said, “An era has come to end. RIP.”

Seventy-five-year-old Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee, widely known as the

political mentor of Mamata Banerjee, passed away at the SSKM Hospital last night

following a cardiac attack.

He was 75 and is survived by his wife.

Hundreds of people, followers, politicians including those from the opposition were

seen in the queue to have a last view of their leader today, who became the youngest

(Congress) MLA in 1971 in volatile West Bengal when the trigger happy Naxalites were

threats to the mainstream political leaders.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the demise of her political guru, who was

a seasoned politician and proficient administrator.

Mukherjee also held the Mayoral post of Kolkata Municipal corporation.

His political career spanned over five decades, beginning with Congress and later

with the TMC.

He was considered a political mentor of Mamata Banerjee during her initial years

in Chhatra Parishad in Jogamaya College.

Mukherjee, born in 1946 in South 24 Parganas district, and began his political career

in the 1960s as a student leader when West Bengal had its first non-Congress

government.

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