Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi has passed away

New Delhi: According to recent reports flushing in former Information and Broadcasting Minister and veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi has today passed away after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest in 2008.
The Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister was in the coma since he experienced cardiac arrest that severely damaged one part of his brain due to prolonged disruption of oxygen supply.
He is survived by his wife MP Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep Dasmuni.
Congress Party took to twitter its party’s condolence on his death saying, “Our deepest condolences on the passing of respected Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, our veteran Congress leader, and former union minister. He will be greatly remembered for his contributions, especially to Indian Football.”
Apollo hospital authorities told the media, “He had been critically ill since the past one month and succumbed to the illness at 12.10 pm. His family members including wife Deepa Dasmunsi and their son were at his bedside at that time.”
Blood supply to a part of his brain was severely cut off causing irreversible damage during the cardiac arrest e experienced in 2008. Since then he was in coma, with all his body systems were functional but he breathed through a tracheostomy tube attached to his neck and was fed through a PEG tube in his stomach. All basic life functions like breathing, blood pressure, sleep-awake cycle was stable but he was not conscious of his surroundings.
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was an MP from Raiganj, West Bengal. His influence in West Bengal politics could be gauged from the fact that he was featured on the Congress’s 90-member campaign committee for the 2016 West Bengal assembly elections.