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Kolkata:

 
Senior journalist and former editor of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Bengali mouthpiece Ganashakti, Aveek Dutta, passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 58, party sources said.

Dutta, a West Bengal state committee member of the CPI-M, leaves behind his wife and only son.

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Known for his writing and leadership qualities, Dutta was assistant editor of Ganashakti from 2002 to early 2018, when he was elevated as editor.

However, he suffered a cerebral haemorrhage while speaking at a public meeting on December 2, 2018, and was under medical attention since then.

Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and CPI-M state committee Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra have condoled Dutta’s death.

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