Former CPI-M MP Amal Datta passes away
Kolkata: Amal Datta, former Lok Sabha member and a nephew of legendary Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, lost his life following a cardiac arrest at a private city hospital on Friday.
Datta (84), who represented the Diamond Harbour constituency in the lower house of parliament for 14 years, left behind his wife and two sons.
A graduate from the London School of Economics, he was a Bar-At-Law from the Middle Temple, London.
He entered the Lok Sabha in 1982 as a CPI-M member after winning a by-election from.Diamond Harbour constituency following the death of Jyotirmoy Basu. He was re-elected in 1984, 1989 and 1991.
He was also the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament for two consecutive terms from 1987 to 1989 A& a practicing lawyer in the High Court in Kolkata and in the Supreme Court
He was born in August 1933.