New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Trinamool MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who was tested positive for coronavirus in May, succumbed to the deadly disease on Wednesday. The 60-year-old was the MLA from South 24 Parganas.  

Tamonash — a neighbour of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee — tested positive for the virus, along with two family members and three aides, last month. 

The three-time MLA from Falta assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district was admitted to hospital after he tested positive for the disease, news agency PTI reported quoting unnamed party sources. He had several pre-complications, they said.

"Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work," Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

"He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well wishers," Banerjee said.

Earlier this month, Tamil Nadu politician J Anbazhagan, one of the DMK's most prominent faces in the state, died in Chennai after battling coronavirus for over a week.

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