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Rare pictures of the former Lok Sabha Speaker

Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) leader Jyoti Basu talks with other party veteran Somnath Chatterjee in Kolkata, 26 May 2004. The CPI-M announced, 25 May that a 14-member politburo of the party agreed to spare veteran leader Somnath Chatterjee to become speaker of the lower house of the parliament. AFP PHOTO/Deshakalyan CHOWDHURY

Somnath Chatterjee no more: Rare photos of his political journey

Veteran politician and former Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, passed away on Monday,  August 13.

Ten-time Lok Sabha member and Communist Party of India (Marxist) veteran was put on ventilator support and was undergoing dialysis at a Kolkata hospital, after his health declined on August 10.

Chatterjee was 89 years old at the time of death. He died at 8:15 am on Monday. Here are some rare pictures of his political journey.

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