Last Rites of Subhas Chakraborty  

KOLKATA: Senior CPI(M) leader and West Bengal Minister for Transport,
Sports and Youth Affairs, Subhas Chakraborty died at a hospital here
on Monday
after a brief illness.

Chakraborty, 68, is survived by his wife and a son. The senior CPI(M)
leader, who was suffering from cancer and other complications, was
admitted to the hospital last week. He died at 11.35 am, party sources

After his condition deteriorated on Sunday, a large number of his
supporters and admirers thronged the hospital to enquire about his
health. Many of them broke down after hearing the news of his death.

Several of Chakraborty's ministerial and party colleagues, including
CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Left Front chairman Biman Bose, visited
him at the hospital on Sunday and early on Monday.

An emotional Bose later announced that the body would be taken to the
CPM offices at Barasat, Birati and Nagerbazar in North 24-Parganas
district on Tuesday.

The body will be kept at the morgue on Monday. It will be taken on
Tuesday to his residences at Salt Lake and Dum Dum, besides his alma
mater Motijheel College and the Yuvabharati Krirangan at Salt Lake. It
will also be taken to the state secretariat Writers' Buildings and the
CPM state headquarters at Alimuddin Street.

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