Update: City Bids Farewell To Somnath Chatterjee, Mortal Remains Taken To SSKM.
Update: Present Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has come to Somnath Chatterjee’s residence to pay the last respects.
Kolkata: State Bid Adieu To Somnath Chatterjee With Gun Salute.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that full state honours will be provided to Somnath Chatterjee who passed away on Monday morning.
According to sources, the mortal remains of Somnath Chatterjee ha been brought Bidhan Sabha this afternoon around 12.45Pm, where he is honored with 21 military gun salute.
His family will take his mortal remains and proceed towards their home at Raja Basanta Roy road, his mortal remains will be kept their till evening 6pm. Then at 6pm, his body will be taken to SSKM hospital where his body will be donated for medical research. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit his home to pay him last respect.
The former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away on Monday morning in Kolkata at the age of 89. He was admitted to the Belle Vue on August 8 due to kidney ailment. He was put on ventilator support after he suffered a heart attack. He turned critical on Sunday morning.