West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra passes away at 78

West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra passed away in the early hours of Thursday. He was 78.

He died due to age-related ailments at a hospital in Kolkata, sources said.

West Bengal Youth Congress confirmed Mitra’s demise in a tweet and said, “WBPCC President Somen Mitra has breathed his last, a short while ago. As we struggle to come to terms with this immense loss, all our prayers and thoughts are with Dada’s family. May his soul rest in peace.”

Mitra is survived by his wife and son.

Rahul Gandhi condoled Mitra’s demise and said, “All my love and support to family and friends of Somen Mitra at this difficult time. We will remember him with love, fondness and respect.”