Shyamal Chakraborty was a fighter throughout his life but he lost the fight with COVID-19, said Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya. The deceased CPM leader Shyamal Chakraborty was COVID-19 positive. On July 30 he was admitted to a private hospital near Bypass. He has been on a ventilator since August 1. He died at 1.50 pm today.