Jalpaiguri: Condolences have been expressed by the Jalpaiguri District Congress leadership on the death of West Bengal State Congress President Somen Mitra. On receiving the news of his death on Thursday morning, the party flag was tilted at Rajiv Bhavan in Jalpaiguri. With this, Congress leaders were kept silent for two minutes by putting a black batch. Jalpaiguri District Congress President Nirmal Ghosh Dastidar said that they have lost their guardian due to the death of Somen Mitra. He called Mitra a true soldier of the defense of democracy. Significantly, Somen Mitra was suffering from many diseases. Mitra was hospitalized a few days ago due to a kidney problem. However, he died due to cardiac attack. He breathed his last at 1.30 pm on Thursday. He was 78. He was admitted to Belview Hospital in Kolkata on July 21 with suspected symptoms of corona.