New Delhi: One of the founding members of the Trinamool Congress, Tamonash Ghosh, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Expressing grief over his sudden death, Trinamool supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter and wrote, “Very, very sad.” The three-time MLA from Falta was admitted to the hospital last month. Also Read - Chennai Containment List: Despite Dip in COVID Cases, Contained Areas Rise From 158 to 276 | Check Here

Tamonash Ghosh, who studied law before joining politics, has been the party treasurer since 1998 when the party was formed. “He was dedicated to the cause of the people and party. He contributed much through his social work. He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well wishers,” the CM tweeted. Also Read - 'Why do You Want COVID-19 Patient Names,' Bombay HC Dismisses Plea, Asks Maharashtra Govt to Respond in 2 Weeks

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Tamonash Ghosh first won the Falta seat on 2001 on a TMC ticket. Since then, he retained the seat.

According to reports, several other family members of the MLA were infected with COVID-19. But they were all cured.