Following his bright academic career, Das Munshi joined the Indian Youth Congress and soon graduated to earning a ticket to the Lok Sabha constituency in 1971. He was a Member of Parliament from 1999 to 2009.
He was the information and broadcasting minister during Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
"Sad to hear about the demise of former Union Minister and veteran political leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi", Kovind said in a tweet.
"His contribution to football can not be forgotten, " Dutta told IANS over phone. He was the man who started the National Football League as a sort of pan-India league. "He appointed Alberto Colaco as the first professional general secretary during his time and I also became the vice-president in 2004 under him", Dutta reflected.
"He was the president for a long time and his contribution to Indian football has been massive". He brought private channels to telecast matches. Salim said that many residents of Raiganj were still fond of Dasmunshi. She said Dasmunsi served the party as well as the government "illustriously".
"His work at the vast work at the grassroots would be remembered for posterity".
"Despite his prolonged illness, he remained popular in imagination of his people".
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bnaerjee has conveyed her condolence over the death of the Congress leader.
Reacting to Dasmunsi's death, Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) president and former AIFF and FIFA official, Shaji Prabhakaran, expressed sorrow at the news. "He was a very popular leader in Bengal since 1972". In matters political, or personal, I used to seek his guidance on nearly everything, " said Subrata Mukherjee, the senior most minister in Mamata Banerjee's cabinet.
He also became President of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee in 2008.
She said that the huge work of Dasmunsi would be remembered for posterity and remained popular in the imagination of his people despite his prolonged illness. He was also the President of All India Football Federation for close to 20 years.