Kolkata: Former opposition leader Pankaj Banerjee passed away on Friday. He was admitted in the Dhakuria AMRI. He was unwell for several days. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted her condolences.
Saddened at the passing away of one of Trinamool’s founder members, Pankaj (da) Banerjee. My condolences to his family and admirers
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 26, 2018
He was brought to the hospital in an ambulance at around 12:45 pm. After testing, the doctors declared him dead.
Pankaj Banerjee was with TMC from the beginning. He came to limelight for slapping Sabang’s OC and had created a storm.
He became an MLA from the Congress party in 1972. From 2001-2006 he was the opposition leader.