April 25, 2013
Veteran Trinamool leader and MP from Howrah Ambica Banerjee passes away
Veteran Trinamool leader and MP from Howrah, Ambica Banerjee passed away today at 5.50 am at Kolkata. He was 85.
His sad demise is condoled by one and all, over the state.
A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he was educated at Hatfield Technical College, London, U.K
He had an illustrious political career and from 1982 to 2006 he was a Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for 5 consecutive terms, elected from the Howrah Central assembly seat.
During his tenure in the WBLA, from 1996 to 2006, he held the post of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, for two consecutive terms.
From 2001 to 2006 he was the Committee Chairman, of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
In 2009 he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Howrah Constituency.
From 31 Aug. 2009, he was appointed Member, Committee on Urban Development.
From 1 May 2010, he was appointed Member, Committee on Public Undertakings.
An avid follower of outdoor games, he was the Ex Vice President, Cricket Association of Bengal and Member of the M.C.C., London.
His sudden demise has brought upon a shadow of sadness all over the district of Howrah and West Bengal.