Odisha CM expresses grief over death of Somnath Chatterjee

Patnaik described Chatterjee as a stalwart parliamentarian and one of greatest Speakers of Lok Sabha.

“Shocked and extremely sad to learn the passing away of Shri Somnath Chatterjee. A stalwart parliamentarian, popular amongst people and one of greatest Speakers of Lok Sabha. A huge loss to the Indian democracy. May his family and near & dear ones get the strength to cope,” tweeted the Chief Minister.

Chatterjee died in Kolkata at a private clinic following a cardiac arrest and prolonged illness on Monday. He was 89.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also condoled the death of the former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee.

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