Monday, March 20, 2023

Former MP and Congress veteran Bagun Sumbrui no more


Jamshedpur: Former Singhbhum MP and senior Congress leader Bagun Sumbrui (94) passed away on Friday. He was under treatment in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of Tata Main Hospital (TMH). He breathed his last in the evening.
Sumbrui was in the hospital for the last 45 days. He died of multiple organ failure, sources said.

“We gave him best possible treatment. He had become very weak following multiple organ failure. He was admitted here after suffering a stroke. Age related complications cropped up during treatment,” said an official of TMH.

The senior leader was a minister in the erstwhile Bihar government (1969-72) and had represented Singhbhum Parliamentary constituency five times. He hailed from Bhuta village, near Chaibasa in West Singhbhum district.

Known as Bagun Babu by the people of his constituency, Sumbrui had a distinct personality. The uniqueness of his personality was also due to his choice of clothing—which was none other than the humble white dhoti with which he also used to cover his naked upper half since 1942. Sumbrui could be seen wearing dhoti in the Parliament and the Assembly in all seasons. He was also elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Bihar Assembly. He was elected as an MP for the first time in 1977.

He had passed his Matriculation Board exam in 1945. He was elected to the Parliament thrice till 1991. He was elected as an MLA for the first time in 1967. He completed his three tenures as an MLA by 1977.

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