Former Kolkata mayor Kamal Basu dead

Indo Asian News Service

Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Former Kolkata mayor and veteran Communist leader Kamal Kumar Basu died at a private hospital here Monday. He was 94.

He is survived by his son.

Basu, a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader, was mayor of Kolkata in 1985-90.

He became a member of parliament from a Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district in 1952.