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Mithun Chakraborty resigns Rajya Sabha seat on grounds of ill health

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NEW DELHI: Yesteryears actor and dancing star Mithun Chakraborty, who had become a Member of the Rajya Sabha on behalf of the Trimanool Congress in April 2014, has resigned on ground of sickness.

Mithun has resigned nearly one and half years before the end of his term.
After his innings as the Grand Master on the Dancing reality show Dance India Dance, Mithun has generally avoided any public appearance and there have been unconfirmed reports of him suffering from prolonged illness.

TMC leader Derek O'Brien was quoted by ANI as saying, "He resigned from RS on health grounds. We continue to share warm relationship with him and his family. We wish him speedy recovery".

He attended only three days of Parliament in nearly two years and Deputy Chairman P J Kurien also commented on this in the house.

He has written to the Chairman that because of his health condition he is not been able to fulfil his duty in Rajya Sabha and that is why he is relinquishing his seat, sources added.
His tensure has not been without controversy as he was named for his association with Saradha group. He later said Saradha had not paid his due amount.

Mithun's real name is Gourang Chakraborty but he is commonly referred as 'Mithun Da'. Mithun began his career in the Indian film industry as a junior artist and went on to establish himself as a superstar.

Mithun is also known for his fusion of "Disco and Desi". He is also recognized as one of the best "dancing-heroes" in Bollywood.

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