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Birendra Pandey, former MLA from Jharsuguda, passed away

Bhubaneswar:19/3/23: Birendra Pandey, former MLA from Jharsuguda, passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 74.

Pandey was undergoing treatment at a private hospital after suffering from liver-related ailments. He breathed his last in the wee hours on Sunday.

Earlier, Pandey was admitted to a private hospital in Sambalpur on March 16 and was later shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after his condition deteriorated.

Pandey was elected as MLA for the first time as Jharsuguda Congress candidate in 1980 and then as Congress candidate in 2006 1985 and 1995. He joined Youth Congress in 1964. He had helped establish and manage various educational institutions, organising co-operative unions, and charitable institutions for the upliftment of downtrodden people

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed his condolences on the death of former Jharsuguda MLA Birendra Chandra Pande. Taking to twitter, Naveen wrote “I am saddened to know about the death of former Jharsuguda MLA Birendra Chandra Pandey. His service as a public representative will always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to the bereaved family members.”

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