West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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Even amid a political turmoil in West Bengal, the raging coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak seems relentless. Manik Majumdar, a longtime close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is the latest victim to fall prey to the COVID-19 curse.

Majumdar, who had been handling the Trinamool Congress' (TMC) operations from Mamata's Kalighat office death for almost four decades, passed away on Saturday morning.

His death has pushed the ruling TMC camp further over the edge, even as the opposition ups the ante ahead of the assembly polls later this year.

Mamata took to her official handle on Twitter, on this day, to express deep sadness over the death of her longtime close aide.

She fondly remembered the loyal party worker and said that the "ever-smiling face" of "Manik-da" will be deeply missed by all at the TMC camp.

"I am deeply saddened and pained to have lost a dearest colleague of over four decades, Manik (da) Majumdar. His ever-smiling face at my office in Kalighat, where he worked diligently and quietly, will be deeply missed by us all," wrote Mamata.

Majumdar had recently fallen ill, following which his test report for COVID-19 came back positive. The longtime party worker was admitted at the Beleghata ID hospital.

However, doctors said that Majumdar had been suffering from multiple diseases, including malaria. He passed away on Saturday morning at the hospital.

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