Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of the veteran leader, former minister and Pipili MLA Pradeep Maharathy.
The chief minister has described late Maharathy as a stalwart of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and a long-time associate of Biju Babu. Known for his exceptional organisational capacity, he had won from Pipili consecutively for seven times. He was a true leader of people.
Chief minister conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family and the people of Pipili.
The mortal remains of the late leader will be cremated with full state honours at Puri’s Swargadwar.