Mrunal Manmay Dash

Condolences poured in following the shocking death of Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

President Droupadi Murmu said she was "shocked and disturbed" by the death of Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das and offered her deepest condolences to his family members.

"Shocked and disturbed by the death of Shri Naba Kishore Das ji, Odisha Health minister, in a dastardly act of violence. My deepest condolences to his family and well-wishers," Murmu tweeted.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief. "Saddened by the unfortunate demise of Minister in Odisha Government, Shri Naba Kishore Das Ji. Condolences to his family in this tragic hour. Om Shanti," he tweeted.



Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep shock and distress over the unfortunate death of Das. He was an asset for both the Govt and the party. His death is a great loss to the State of Odisha, he said grieving his death.



Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said, "Deeply saddened by the untimely death of Odisha health Minister Naba Das. Killing a Minister like this at a crowded place is inhuman and I condemned this."

Governor of Odisha, Professor Ganeshi Lal extended his condolences at the demise of Das. "Saddened by the death of Health Minister Naba Das. May the bereaved family get the strength in this hour of grief," he tweeted.

Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan took to Twitter and wrote, "Saddened to hear the sad demise of Health Minister Naba Das after being shot at during a programme at Brajarajnagar. It has disturbed me."

"Shocked & saddened to hear of the shooting death of Odisha Minister Shri Naba Das, allegedly by a cop who is his former personal security officer. Truly tragic. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Om Shanti," tweeted BJP National VP, Baijayant Panda.