Kolkata, Dec 13 (PTI) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Thursday expressed grief over the death of Deputy Speaker Haider Aziz Safwi and extended his condolence to his family members friends.

“I convey my heart-felt condolence to members of his family, friends and followers,” Tripathi said in a message.

Safwi died Wednesday due to age related ailments.

A former IPS officer, he was elected from Uluberia (East) assembly seat on Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket in 2011 and 2016.

He held the portfolios of inland water transport and correctional administration under the TMC regime.

Safwi was appointed as the deputy speaker of the House on June 23, 2016.

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