Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met the family members of
former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who passed away on Monday.
Banerjee came to Chatterjee’s south Kolkata residence at around 6 pm and spent over
40 minutes with the family members.
The CM talked to the former Speaker’s wife Renu, daughter Anushila Bose and son
Pratap, a family member said.
“The CM had a personal rapport with my grandfather and we are grateful for the way
she extended support to us during his illness and on the day he died,” Chatterjee’s
The 10-time Lok Sabha MP passed away at a private hospital here on August 13
following multiple-organ failure.