Bangladeshi politician Suranjit Sengupta dies
February 5th, 2017 at 11:13 am
Bangladeshi politician Suranjit Sengupta dies

Dhaka – Veteran Bangladeshi politician Suranjit Sengupta died on Sunday at a hospital in Dhaka as he had been suffering from cancer for a long time, physicians said.

He was 72.

Sengupta, an advisory council member of the ruling Awami League party, breathed his last at around 4 am at Labaid Hospital in the capital, a hospital official said.

Saifur Rahman Lenin, assistant general manager of the hospital, said that the politician had been suffering from cancer which led to the collapse of his central nervous system.

He was put on life support after his lung stopped functioning last night.

The body of the former railways minister was taken to his Jhigatola residence from the hospital. The body will be taken to parliament complex to facilitate people to pay respect to the politician.

He will be cremated at his ancestral home in Dirair area of Sunamganj.

President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker of the Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, ministers and others dignitaries expressed deep shock at the death of Awami League veteran.

Suranjit was a lawmaker from Sunamganj-2 parliamentary constituency. He was the chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs.

He was a former adviser on parliamentary affairs to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her 1996-2001 tenure. Suranjit, a member of Bangladesh’s  1972 constitution formation committee, was known as one of the leading parliamentarians in the country.