Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in May, passed away at a hospital in West Bengal on Wednesday (June 24). He was 60.

He had several complications related to the heart and the kidney, the sources said.

“Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work (sic),” West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

“He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well-wishers,” she added.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankar mourned his death and offered condolences to his family. “Sad at the demise of three-time Falta MLA Tamonash Ghosh,” he tweeted. “He was an experienced leader with promising prospects in times to come. Pray almighty to bestow eternal peace on the departed soul. Heartfelt Condolences to his wife, two daughters, friends and well wishers.”

With the 370 fresh infections, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 4,930. The new COVID-19 cases were reported from Kolkata (81), North 24 Parganas (55), Howrah (49), Dakshin Dinajpur (36), South 24 Parganas (28) and Malda (26), the bulletin said.