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Tripura’s first woman minister dies
Tripura’s first woman minister dies

Agartala, Aug 12 (TIWN) Tripura’s first woman Cabinet Minister and senior Congress leader Basana Chakraborty died at her Joynagar residence after a pro-longed illness at the age of 84. She breathed her last at around 10 pm, last Saturday.

 Survived by a son, six daughters, late Basana won the election from Barjala Constituency in 1972 and then became minister of Social Welfare and Co-operative in the Sukhamoy Sengupta Ministry. 

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar went to the late leader’s residence and paid his last tribute.  Leader of the Opposition Sudip Ray Barman and other Senior Congress leaders also paid their respects. 
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