Veteran tribal leader Shyama Charan Tripura dead

Former MLA and veteran tribal leader Shyama Charan Tripura died at the Agartala Medical College here today, family sources said.

Updated: Jun 12, 2010, 00:54 AM IST

Agartala: Former MLA and veteran tribal
leader Shyama Charan Tripura died at the Agartala Medical
College here today, family sources said.

The 71-year-old is survived by his wife, two sons and
as many daughters.

Tripura was suffering from acute diabetes, prostrate
problems and heart ailments.

A founder member of the Indigenous Nationalist Party
of Tripura (INPT), he was a member of the Tripura Assembly for
three terms. He was also a writer.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Governor Dr D Y Patil
expressed grief in their separate condolence messages.

-PTI