Ajit Panja is dead

November 14th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Veteran Trinamool Congress leader and former union minister Ajit Panja died at a private city hospital Friday after a long battle with oral cancer. He was 72.Panja, a widower, is survived by a son and a daughter.

He was admitted to the hospital on Oct 25 and put on life-support system Thursday after his health condition worsened.

A renowned barrister, Panja had handled various portfolios in the ministries of three prime ministers - Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Narasimha Rao and Atal Behari Vajpayee.

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