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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 26 July: STATE education minister and Trinamool leader Partha Chatterjee’s wife has passed away after having suffered a cardiac arrest.

Babli Chatterjee was admitted to the private Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences at Mukundapur on EM Bypass yesterday afternoon after she suffered a cardiac arrest at their residence at Ranikuthi near Tollygunge.

The hospital lodged her in the critical care unit and formed a medical team for her treatment. With her condition worsening in the wee hours today, she was put her on life support. But despite this, she showed little improvement and doctors called the minister to the hospital in the afternoon saying that his wife was “extremely critical.”

A few hours after the minister reaching the hospital, doctors declared Babli Chatterjee dead early in the evening. Getting to know of this, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee straightway went to the hospital on her return from Delhi.

Other ministers like Firhad Hakim, Aroop Biswas, Sovan Chatterjee also went to the hospital and so did Opposition leaders like Abdul Mannan, Sujan Chakraborty, Kanti Ganguly to extend their condolences.

Babli Chatterjee, a homemaker, is survived by her minister husband and a daughter. Her last rites were performed at Keoratala Crematorium tonight.