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Former Rajya Sabha MP, senior journalist Chandan Mitra passes away

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Published : Sep 2, 2021, 9:51 am IST
Updated : Sep 2, 2021, 9:51 am IST

His son Kushan Mitra confirmed the death on Thursday morning

Mitra was 65 and had been ailing. (Photo: File | PTI)
 Mitra was 65 and had been ailing. (Photo: File | PTI)

New Delhi: Former Rajya Sabha MP and senior journalist Chandan Mitra passed away on Wednesday night in Delhi.

He was 65 and had been ailing.

 

His son Kushan Mitra confirmed the death on Thursday morning.
"Since it is already out there; Dad passed away late last night. He had been suffering for a while," he tweeted.

Mitra, who was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha from August 2003 to 2009, had resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on July 18, 2018. He then joined the All India Trinamool Congress.

BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta expressed his condolences for his close friend.
"I lost my closest friend--editor of Pioneer & former MP Chandan Mitra--this morning. We were together as students of La Martiniere & went on to St Stephen's & Oxford. We joined journalism at the same time & shared the excitement of Ayodhya & the saffron wave," Dasgupta tweeted.

 

"I am posting a photograph of Chandan Mitra and me together during a school trip in 1972. Be happy my dear friend wherever you are. Om Shanti," he added.

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