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NEW DELHI – India’s actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty has resigned as Rajya Sabha MP.

Chakraborty, 66, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2014, represented the Trinamool Congress in the upper House of Parliament.

Mithun cited health issues as the reason behind his resignation, Trinamool said in a statement on Monday.

He submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman, the Times of India reported.

Bollywood actor and TMC MP Mithun Chakraborty dances during an election campaign.
Bollywood actor and TMC MP Mithun Chakraborty dances during an election campaign.

Chakraborty’s stint as MP was marked by poor attendance, having attended Parliament for three days only. He also did not participate in any debate or ask a question in the House.

Born in Hyderabad, Gouranga Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty (informally referred to as Mithun Da), is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker, entrepreneur.

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The ‘original disco dancer’, has been the unbeaten king of dance in Bollywood. Mithun hit the bull’s eye with his Bollywood debut ‘Mrigaya’ in 1976 and went on to bag his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his first film.

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Mithun’s popular dance number, ‘I am a disco dancer’ from the film ‘Disco Dancer’, was a major success in 1982. This film catapulted him to the big league. While Ranbir Kapoor grooved to the song in his film ‘Anjaana Anjaani’, the song was revisited and served fresh by Mithun himself in ‘Golmaal 3’.

The song “I hate you like I love you” from Aamir Khan’s film ‘Delhi Belly’ was also inspired by this iconic number of the legendary star.