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Former State Health Minister Sanatan Bisi passed away

Sambalpur:14/4/20: Former State Health Minister Sanatan Bisi passed away at his residence in Hirakud colony, Sambalpur. He was 79.

As per available reports, Bisi was suffering from old-age related ailments following which he succumbed to illness on Tuesday morning at around 6 am.

He was member of the upper house of the Parliament from 1994 to 2000. Later, Bisi was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly twice in 2000 and 2004 from Rairakhol constituency as a BJD candidate. He also served as Health & Family Welfare Minister of Odisha. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the death of the former minister and described  Bisi as a dedicated social worker. “His simplicity had endeared him to all irrespective of party affiliations. His death is a great loss for all of us,” the CM added.

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