Sobhandeb Chatterjee's wife Supriya passes away
Kolkata: Supriya Chattopadhyay, wife of the state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, died due to prolonged illness on Thursday.
She was 72-year-old and is survived by her husband, two sons and daughter-in-law. She was suffering from kidney ailment for nearly a decade.
Chattopadhyay was actively involved in politics since her college days. Chattopadhyay nee Sengupta joined the Chatra Parishad and became one of its leaders in the late 1960s.
A post graduate in History she was a well-known figure on the College Street campus of Calcutta University.
During the Naxal movement when clashes between the Maoists and Chatra Parishad students became frequent, she had played a major role as a Chatra Parishad leader and addressed the students.
She was respected by all for her fearlessness. She was a close aide of Priya Ranjan Das Munshi and Subrata Mukherjee.
She travelled in Colombo and Russia as a delegate. She was the chairman of the Education cell of Trinamool Congress for a brief period. Chattopadhyay was the political secretary of Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray and accompanied him when administrative meetings were held in the districts.