Agartala, Tripura witnessed a somber moment as the seasoned politician and seven-time MLA, Surajit Datta, breathed his last on Wednesday night. The BJP leader, who dedicated decades to public service, left an indelible mark on the Ramnagar Assembly Constituency.
A Stalwart’s Legacy: Surajit Datta’s Political Journey
Surajit Datta etched his name in the political annals by securing victory in the Ramnagar Assembly Constituency seven times. His remarkable career spanned several terms, reflecting the trust and mandate bestowed upon him by the people.
Health Struggles: Surajit Datta’s Battle
The veteran leader faced formidable health challenges, with kidney complications exacerbated by high blood sugar and pressure. Over the past few years, Datta valiantly battled these ailments, undergoing regular dialysis to sustain his health.
Critical Downturn: Final Moments
Two days prior to his demise, Surajit Datta’s health took a critical downturn, leading to his admission to a hospital in Agartala. However, given the severity of his condition, he was swiftly referred to AMRI Kolkata on Wednesday afternoon. Despite medical efforts, he passed away at 11:30 pm the same day.
Political Fraternity Pays Respects: Leaders Visit Hospital
During Datta’s stay in the Agartala hospital, prominent figures including Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha, Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik, and Leader of the Opposition Animesh Debbarma visited to express solidarity as his health deteriorated. Their visits underscored the collective grief over the impending loss.
Final Journey: Surajit Datta’s Mortal Remains Arrive
Today marked the arrival of Surajit Datta’s mortal remains, symbolizing the end of an era in Agartala’s political landscape. The departure of this respected leader leaves a void that will be felt across the political spectrum.
In commemorating Surajit Datta’s contributions, the legacy of his political service stands as a testament to his commitment to the people of Tripura. As the state bids farewell to a stalwart, the impact of his dedicated public service echoes through the corridors of Tripura’s political history.