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Panja passes away
Published on 15 Nov. 2008 12:11 AM IST
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Former union minister and veteran Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Panja died here Thursday after a long battle with oral cancer. He was 72. The politician, who also dabbled in acting and wrote several books, is survived by a son and a daughter. He was admitted to a private city hospital on Oct 25 and put on life-support system Thurday after his condition worsened. A renowned barrister, Panja had handled various portfolios in the ministries of three prime ministers - Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Narasimha Rao and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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