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Odisha Ex-Minister Jagannath Rout Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader and former Odisha minister Jagannath Rout died at a private hospital here on Friday following a cardiac arrest. He was 78.

Rout was undergoing treatment for age-related illness, sources said.

He was elected MLA from Dhamnagar constituency in Bhadrak district in 1980, 1985 and 1995 on a Congress ticket.

He served as Industry Minister from 1989-90, Health and Family Welfare Minister from 1995-98 and Urban Development Minister from 1998-99.

Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik condoled Rout’s death.

(IANS)

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