Datta (84), who represented the Diamond Harbour constituency in the lower house of parliament for 14 years, left behind his wife and two sons. Nephew of legendary Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, died at a private city hospital on Friday following a cardiac arrest.
He entered the Lok Sabha in 1982 as a CPI-M member after winning a by-election from.Diamond Harbour constituency following the death of Jyotirmoy Basu. He was re-elected in 1984, 1989 and 1991.
He was also the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament for two consecutive terms from 1987 to 1989 A& a practising lawyer in the High Court in Kolkata and in the Supreme Court