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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condoles death of popular Bengali singer

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 March 2017, 12:56 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today condoled the death of popular Bengali folk music singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharya.

Bhattacharya passed away in a road mishap at Palsit in Burdwan district this morning.

In a message, Banerjee said, "I am deeply saddened over the untimely demise of singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharya.

My condolences to the near ones of the deceased."

Bhattacharya was travelling along with four members of his Bangla band, 'Dohar', when their SUV was hit from behind by a truck on NH 2 and fell into a waterbody.

Bhattacharya (56) was taken out from the mangled vehicle along with other occupants of the car and rushed to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital where the Silchar-born singer was declared brought dead, a police officer said.

Four others were under treatment at the hospital and condition of three of them was stated to be critical, the officer said.

--PTI

First published: 7 March 2017, 12:56 IST
 
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