Bhubaneswar:12/10/20: Former Speaker of Odisha Assembly and eminent politician Sarat Kumar Kar passed away at a private hospital here on Monday. He was 81. This was informed by his son Sobhan Kar.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of veteran leader and former Odisha Speaker Sarat Kar.
” I am saddened to learn of the death of Sarat Kumar Kar, the former Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly. As a people’s representative, his efforts for the development of Odisha will be remembered. I extend my condolences to the bereaved family and wish them well,” the Chief Minister said on Twitter.
Inspired by the ideology of legendary Biju Patnaik, Kar entered politics and was elected MLA for three times and once as a Member of Parliament.
Sarat Kar, who represented the Assembly three times from the Mahanga constituency, was elected as a Janata Party (Lok Dal) MP in 1977 from Cuttack after defeating Congress stalwart and the then sitting Union Minister JB Patnaik.
He was the speaker of the Twelfth Assembly from March 10, 2000, to May 21, 2004.