68-year-old, Chakraborty, who was suffering from cancer and other complications, was admitted to the hospital last week. He died at 11.35 am, party sources said.
As his condition worsened on Sunday, Aug 2, a large number of his supporters crowded near the hospital to enquire about his health. Many of them broke down after hearing the news of his death.
Several of Chakraborty's ministerial and party colleagues, including CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Left Front chairman Biman Bose, visited him at the hospital on Sunday, Aug 2.
The body will be kept at the morgue on Monday, Aug 3. It will be taken on Tuesday, Aug 4 to his residences at Salt Lake and Dum Dum, besides his alma mater Motijheel College and the Yuvabharati Krirangan at Salt Lake.