Mamata’s brother Ashim succumbs to Covid-19
Published: 03:07 PM, 15 May 2021 Updated: 03:10 PM, 15 May 2021
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee; File Photo
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 2nd brother Asim Banerjee has died of coronavirus at a private hospital in Kolkata on Saturday morning.
According to hospital sources, Asim Banerjee’s health was often improved and deteriorated in the last one month. However, he breathed his last of the virus today.
The death of Asim Banerjee has cast a shadow of mourning over the Chief Minister’s family. Mamata Banerjee’s 2nd brother known as Kali Banerjee in the close circle. He and Mamata Banerjee lived in the same house at Kalighat in Kolkata.
Citing family members, Indian media reported that his last rites would be performed at noon at the Nimtala Cremation Ground in Kolkata in compliance with Covid-19 hygiene rules.