Bengal Deputy Speaker Sukumar Hansda dies of cancer

West Bengal Deputy Speaker Sukumar Hansda dies of cancer

Hansda was a two-time Jhargram MLA and former Paschimanchal Unnayan minister

Sukumar Hansda. Credit: Twitter Photo (@SukumarJhargram)

West Bengal Assembly Deputy Speaker Sukumar Hansda died of cancer at a private hospital in Kolkata on Thursday, sources at the medical establishment said. He was 63.

Hansda, a two-time Jhargram MLA and former Paschimanchal Unnayan minister, was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year and was being treated for the last few months, Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee said.

He was earlier admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital in the city and was shifted to the private hospital a few days back, Banerjee added.