Former CPI-M MP Nurul Huda is dead

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Former CPI-M MP Nurul Huda died here on Thursday, family sources said. He was 86.

Huda suffered a massive heart attack on Tuesday and slipped into coma. He had been admitted to the Ruby Hospital with bronchitis about a week back.

A central committee member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, Huda is survived by his wife Chobi. He was a leader of the All India Kisan Sabha and hailed from Assam.

Huda was jailed during the Emergency period of 1975-77, party activists said.

Huda was a member of Assam assembly from 1978 to 1983. He was elected from Silchar, defeating then Janata Party candidate Kabindra Purkayastha, currently a Bharatiya Janata Party leader.

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