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Veteran CPI-M leader Amitava Nandy died at 71

Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Amitava Nandy died on 15 August 2014 in Kolkata...

Aug 22, 2014 18:45 IST
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Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Amitava Nandy died on 15 August 2014 in Kolkata. He was 71 and was suffering from cancer in pancreas.

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee sent a condolence message to Nandy's wife, Ila Nandy, who  is a councillor of Bidhannagar Municipality.

About Amitava Nandy

  • Amitava Nandy was born on 12 March 1943.
  • He was a Member of Parliament of 14th Lok Sabha (2004-09).
  • He represented the Dum Dum constituency in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal and was a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) political party.
  • He played an important role in the implementation of the metro rail expansion from Dum Dum to Dakshineshwar.
  • He failed to retain the seat in 2009 losing to Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Roy

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