Political, football fraternity mourn Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's demise on Twitter

The AIFF published a tribute story about the late leader, who was also the body's President for almost two decades.

Published: 20th November 2017 03:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2017 04:10 PM   |  A+A-

By Online Desk

Veteran Congress leader and former information and broadcasting minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi breathed his last at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi at around 12.10 pm on Monday.

He was in coma for the past nine years after suffering a massive heart attack leading to paralysis on October 12, 2008. Dasmunshi was aged 72.

Beginning his career as Youth Congress state president in 1970, Dasmunshi went on to win Lok Sabha elections from Kolkata South constituency the next year in 1971 and won the Howrah Lok Sabha constituency in 1984 which he held on till 1991 and won the same constituency again in 1996.

He won from Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency in North Bengal in 1999 which he held on to till 2008.

He was responsible for strengthening the party’s organisational strength throughout West Bengal.

He was known as an ardent critique of communists. Besides, he was the president of All India Football Federation for almost 20 years.

Though all his basic body systems were functional, he was not conscious and was breathing through a tracheostomy tube in his neck.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp