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Former Odisha MP AV Swamy Dies At 91

Bhubaneswar: Former Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, Alajangi Viswanath Swamy today passed away at the age of 91.

The former parliamentarian breathed his last at his residence in Khariar Road of Nuapada district, informed his son Suresh Achary.

Born on July 18, 1929 in Nabarangpur district, Swamy was elected to the Upper House of Parliament as an independent candidate from 2012 to 2018.

Expressing grief on the demise of Swamy, BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda took to Twitter and wrote: “Oh no, very sad to hear. He had enthusiastically participated in a public program when i visited a few weeks ago. A deeply compassionate, committed social reformist, who often told me about his association with my parents. He was very fond of & always encouraged me.”

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