PMO approves Air Force helicopter to carry mortal remains of Priya Ranjan Das Munshi

The Prime Minister’s Office has sanctioned Ministry Of Defense to provide Air Force helicopter to carry mortal remains of former I&B minister Priya Ranjan Das Munshi from Delhi to Raiganj in WB.

Published: 21st November 2017 06:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 06:14 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File | Reuters)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: PMO approves Air Force helicopter to carry mortal remains of Priya Ranjan Das Munshi The Prime Minister’s Office has sanctioned Ministry Of Defense to provide Air Force helicopter to carry mortal remains of former I&B minister Priya Ranjan Das Munshi from Delhi to Raiganj in West Bengal.

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi had condoled the passing away of former Union Minister, Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday.

“Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a popular leader with rich political and administrative experience. He did notable work to popularise football in India. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with Deepa Dasmunsi ji and family as well as his supporters”, the Prime Minister said.

Dasmunsi was in coma since 2008 after suffering a severe heart attack.

On Monday, he died at the age of 72 at a Delhi hospital.

Remembering him as a devout political activist and one of the tallest leaders of West Bengal in recent times, Congress President Sonia Gandhi had said on Monday that his immense work at the grassroots would be remembered for posterity.

Dasmunsi served Congress party for almost five decades.

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