Veteran Congress chief and former MP Kartikeswar Patra has died following a quick sickness, household sources stated. He was 79.
Kartikeswar Patra, who was additionally a author, is survived by spouse Umarani, a former MLA, three daughters and a son, they stated.
He was unwell for the previous few days and died whereas being taken to Bhubaneswar for remedy late on Monday night time, they added.
A multifaceted character, Kartikeswar Patra was elected to the Odisha meeting thrice in 1971, 1974 and 1980 from Bhograi constituency in Balasore district.
He was additionally elected to the Lok Sabha from Balasore constituency in 1991.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and different dignitaries mourned Kartikeswar Patra’s demise.
He was additionally intently related to a number of social and cultural actions.
Writer of a number of books, the previous lawmaker was intensely engaged in analysis work on tradition and literature.