Lok Sabha MP Kapil Krishna Thakur died on 13 October 2014 in Kolkata following a lung failure. He was 73.
He was the elder son of Binapani Debi Thakurani (Baroma), the leader of Matua community.
Kapil Krishna Thakur
• Thakur did his graduation from the University of Calcutta.
• He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Labour.
• He won the Indian general election 2014 being an All India Trinamool Congress candidate and became a member of parliament (MP) to the 16th Lok Sabha from Bangaon Lok Sabha constituency in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
• He had received the prestigious Sri Sri Thakur Harichand-Guruchand prize for his sustained work to uplift the Matuas.