Bhubaneswar22/8/17:: Bijepur MLA Subal Sahu breathed his last at a private hospital here after a protracted battle with cancer. Sahu, who represented congress party, was 56.
A native of Kansaripara of Barpali block of Bargarh, Sahu had successfully withstood the BJD wave to register successive victories in assembly polls in 2004, 2009 and 2014 on Congress ticket. Widely known for grass-root politics, Sahu had defeated BJD stalwart and former minister Prasanna Acharya in last Assembly election.
Sahu was an avid sports lover and represented the state Volley Ball team in 1981-82.