Mr Dasmunsi was temporarily moved to Dusseldorf in Germany in 2009 where he underwent a stem cell therapy in an attempt to reverse some of the loss of brain functions caused by the stroke. After his return, he was admitted to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi. In 2011, the hospital advised his family to take him home and care for him there.
After Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi suffered a stroke in 2008, his wife Deepa Dasmunsi became active in party politics and also contested and won parliamentary polls. She was was also a union minister in the Congress-led UPA government.
Mr Dasmunsi was also a cabinet minister in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting from 2004 to 2008. He had also served as the President of the All India Football Federation for almost 20 years.
After his demise, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "We will miss Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi ji. A brilliant political mind and a good human being. Bengal and the Congress party have lost a tall leader. Our thoughts are with Deepa ji today."
We will miss Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi ji. A brilliant political mind and a good human being. Bengal and the Congress party have lost a tall leader. Our thoughts are with Deepa ji today.- Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 20, 2017
Condolences were also expressed on Twitter by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee among many others.
Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a popular leader with rich political and administrative experience. He did notable work to popularise football in India. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with Deepa Dasmunsi ji and family as well as his supporters.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 20, 2017
My heartfelt condolences on the passing away of senior Congress leader, Sh #PriyaRanjanDasMunsi... He would be always missed. May God give strength to Deepa ji n his family members...May his soul rest in peace.- Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 20, 2017
I am deeply saddened by the death of Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. It is a great loss. May his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/YLyeFaBYm9- Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 20, 2017