Kolkata: Former West Bengal minister and CPI(M) leader Satya Sadhan Chakraborty passed away this morning following a cardiac arrest, sources in his family said. He was 85.
Chakraborty, who served as the state higher education minister for over a decade, is survived by his daughter. His wife had passed away a few years ago.
He was elected to Lok Sabha from South Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency in 1980.
In 1991, Chakraborty won the assembly polls and was appointed as state higher education minister, a post he held till 2006.
His last rites will be performed tomorrow.