Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. He is critical and currently on ventilator support. Chatterjee had suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in June after which his health declined. A CPM veteran, Somnath Chatterjee is one of India's longest-serving parliamentarians. An eminent jurist, he was a member of the Lok Sabha from 1971 to 2009.