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Three-time MP and Netaji kin Krishna Bose passes away

President Ram Nath Kovind being presented books by Krishna Bose during a visit to the Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata.

President Ram Nath Kovind being presented books by Krishna Bose during a visit to the Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata.   | Photo Credit: PTI

She succumbs to heart-related ailments in Kolkata

Krishna Bose, former Lok Sabha MP and wife of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s nephew Sisir Kumar Bose, passed away in Kolkata on Saturday morning.

Ms. Bose was 89 and is survived by two sons Sugata Bose and Sumantra Bose and daughter Sarmila Bose. She was suffering from heart-related ailments and breathed her last at a private hospital here on Saturday.

Ms. Bose joined politics in the mid-1990s. She was close to Trinamool Congress chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She was elected from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat in 1998 and 1999 on TMC ticket. She was elected from the same seat on a Congress ticket in 1996. During her time in the Lok Sabha, she was the Chairperson of the Committee on External Affairs and served as a member in several other important committees.

A well-known educationist, Ms. Bose taught in a number of educational institutions of Kolkata for almost four decades and had authored many books. She was the chairperson of the Netaji Research Bureau. Mr. Sugata Bose is a historian at the Harvard University. He also represented the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat from 2014-19. He said Ms. Bose was actively involved in the work of bureau till February 15.

The body was brought to the Netaji Research Bureau where many people including Ms. Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar paid their last respects.

“I lost someone respected, loved & admired by me. Saddened & shocked to hear about the demise of Krishna Bose, ex-TMC MP & wife of freedom fighter Dr. Sisir Bose. Being a part of Netaji’s family, she was a revered social reformer, renowned poet & a courageous educationalist.” Ms. Banerjee had earlier said on social media.

“Krishnadi was a mother to her sons Sumantra & Sugata, daughter Sarmila as well as the whole Trinamool family. Her immense contribution to Indian society & Bengali culture will be revered for times to come,” she said. The final rites were performed with full state honours at a city crematorium later in the evening. Ms. Bose was active in social and cultural spheres and never shied from voicing her opinion.

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