Senior Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away at 72

Senior Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away at 72. Photo: Twitter

New Delhi, November 20: Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi , the Senior congress leader and former union minister was in coma from 2008, passed away today afternoon at a private hospital in New Delhi.

According to sources, Apollo Hospital said in a statement that Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi  died at 12:10 p.m today afternoon. He was critically ill for the past one month and unfortunately succumbed to his illness.

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister and got a massive stroke in 2008 that left him paralyzed and was unable to speak. Giving blood supply to a part of his rain was cut off as it could have caused  irreversible damage.

The body systems were functional and breathing was through a tracheostomy tube attached to the neck and was fed through a Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube in stomach. All the functions like breathing, blood pressure, sleep-awake cycle were stable but Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was not conscious of the surroundings.

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi  is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep Dasmuni. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi represented Raiganj, the Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal before succeeded by his wife Deepa. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi  was aged 72 years, who started his political career with the Indian Youth Congress before entering the Parliament in 1971.

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi  was the Union Minister in 1985. He was also the President of All India Football Federation for close to 20 years. The name of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi  was included in the 90-member campaign committee for the West Bengal assembly elections in 2016.