PM mourns Indian Congress leader Dasmunsi’s death


DHAKA, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today mourned the death of India’s veteran Congress party leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi calling him a good friend of Bangladesh.

“He played a laudable role as an Indian youth leader during our Liberation war in 1971 . . . Bangladesh lost a good friend with his demise,” she said in a message.

The premier prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed her heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family members.

A former Union minister Dasmunshi was in coma since 2008 after suffering a stroke and was hospitalised since then, until when he was heading the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Dasmunsi passed away today at a New Delhi hospital at the age of 72.