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Former Bengal speaker Hashim Abdul Halim passes away at 80

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 November 2015, 13:56 IST

Hashim Abdul Halim, former speaker of West Bengal assembly passed away on 2 November at the of 80. He was the longest-serving speaker of any Legislative Assembly in India.

He served as the speaker of assemble for 29 years, from 1982 till 2011. Reportedly, he was rushed to a hospital after he complained of respiratory problems.

According to a New Indian Express report, Halim was declared dead at 10 am.

He had also served as the law and justice minister in the state from 1977 to 1982 and was a prominent leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter and informed that state Cabinet Minister Patha Chatterjee would be paying the condolences on her behalf.

First published: 2 November 2015, 13:56 IST
 
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