Ex Rajya Sabha MP, senior journalist Chandan Mitra passes away

New Delhi: Former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and senior journalist Chandan Mitra passed away on Wednesday night in Delhi. Chandan's death was confirmed by his son Kushan Mitra. He was 65 and had been ailing. "Since it is already out there; Dad passed away late last night. He had been suffering for a while," he tweeted.

Chandan Mitra, who was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha from August 2003 to 2009, had resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party on July 18, 2018. He then joined the All India Trinamool Congress.
BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta expressed his condolences for his close friend, in a tweet expressing that - "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."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of the former Rajya Sabha MP. "Chandan Mitra Ji will be remembered for his intellect and insights. He distinguished himself in the world of media as well as politics. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti," tweeted PM Narendra Modi.

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