BJD Leader Bishnu Das Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Tirtol MLA Bishnu Charan Das breathed his last at a private hospital in the Odisha capital on Monday.

The 66-year-old leader had been ailing for the past several months and reportedly died due to brain haemorrhage around 7.50 pm.

A former minister and ex-MP, Das rose from the ranks, from a student leader to becoming a strong leader of Jagatsinghpur district. He was elected as an MLA of Jagatsinghpur multiple times.

He was also deputy chairman, state planning board, and formerly school and mass education minister.

He was one of the most prominent Dalit leaders of Odisha

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed grief over his death. “Das was a popular politician, one of the best organizers and administrators,” he said in his condolence message.

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