TMC MLA Tamonash Ghosh dies in hospital, tested COVID-19 positive

Trinamool Congress MLA Tamonash Ghosh, 60, who according to media reports had tested positive has died in a hospital in West Bengal. He had tested positive for coronavirus in May.

Quoting unnamed party sources, several media reports have said that the three-time MLA from Falta assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district was admitted to hospital after he tested positive for the disease. He had several pre-complications, they said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work.”

“He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well wishers,” Ms Banerjee added.