Former Odisha Minister Bhagabat Mohanty passes away

by IANS |

Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty passed away at his residence here late Saturday night. He was 93.

Mohanty represented Kendrapda thrice in the state Assembly.

Mohanty was elected to the state Assembly in 1971 as Praja Socialist Party (PSP) candidate and in 1985 and 1995 as a Congress nominee, said sources.

He had served as the Higher Education Minister of the state.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his condolence over the veteran leader's death.

He described late Bhagabat Mohanty as an able administrator and a seasoned politician.

The Chief Minister also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

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