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Who Was Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi?

20 November 2017

Dasmunsi was a key Congress leader, who held various ministerial posts, including that of Parliamentary Affairs and Information and Broadcasting.

"He had been critically ill since the past one month and succumbed to the illness at 12.10 pm". Mr Dasmunsi was temporarily moved to Dusseldorf in Germany in 2009 where he underwent a stem cell therapy in an attempt to reverse some of the loss of brain functions caused by the stroke.

He is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep Dasmuni. After his return, he was admitted to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi.

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"Our deepest condolences on the passing of respected Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, our veteran Congress leader and former union minister".

Dasmunsi represented the Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal, which was later represented by his Deepa.

The 72-year-old leader had begun his political career with the Indian Youth Congress, and later was elected as MP in 1971.

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The Congress leader served as the president of the All India Football Federation for almost two decades.

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Who Was Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi?