Somnath Chatterjee

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Somnath Chatterjee
13th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
In office
4 June 2004 – 16 May 2009
DeputyCharanjit Singh Atwal
Preceded byManohar Joshi
Succeeded byMeira Kumar
Member of Parliament
for Bolpur, West Bengal
In office
Preceded bySaradish Roy
Succeeded byDr Ram Chandra Dome
Member of Parliament
for Jadavpur, West Bengal
In office
Preceded byMohammad Elias
Succeeded byMamata Banerjee
Member of Parliament
for Bardhaman, West Bengal
In office
Preceded byN.C.Chatterjee
Personal details
Born(1929-07-25)25 July 1929
Tezpur, Assam, British India
Died13 August 2018(2018-08-13) (aged 89)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political partyCPI-M (1968-2008) (Expelled)
Spouse(s)Renu Chatterjee
Children1 son and 2 daughters
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
University of Cambridge
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Somnath Chatterjee (25 July 1929 – 13 August 2018) was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for most of his life. He was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) from 2004 to 2009.[1]

Chatterjee died on 13 August 2018 from a heart attack in a private hospital in Kolkata, aged 89.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, dies at 89". The Times of India. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. Chowdhury, Santanu (13 August 2018). "Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, dies at 89". The Indian Express. Retrieved 13 August 2018.