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Chaitanya Prasad Majhi, a veteran tribal leader passed away

Bhubaneswar :29/1/19: Chaitanya Prasad Majhi, a veteran tribal leader who was a cabinet minister in Biju Patnaik-led government in the State the early Nineties, passed away early morning on Monday at the government capital hospital here. He was 90.

While he shouldered the responsibility of Education and Youth Affairs Minister from 1990 to 1995 in Biju Patnaik cabinet, he also served as Deputy Minister for Petroleum and Chemicals of union government.

A member of the Orissa Public Service Commission from 1979-85, he also served as the member of Academic Council of North Orissa University from 1998-2000. He had authored a book on tribal language and culture.  He had also been conferred the membership of All India Tribal Literary Forum, New Delhi.

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