Senior journalist and former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra passed away in Delhi late last night at the age of 65, after battling a prolonged illness.
Mitra's son also tweeted about his father's death.
Mitra was the editor of the Pioneer until June this year. He was also a two-time Rajya Sabha member of parliament. He first got nominated to the upper house from 2003 to 2009, after which he secured a second term on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket in 2010.
A close aide of LK Advani, he resigned from the saffron party in 2018 to join the Trinamool Congress.
Several BJP and TMC leaders and politicians from across party lines posted their condolences on Twitter.
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