Former minister KC Singh Deo dead

Bhawanipatna: Senior BJD leader and former minister Kiran Chandra Singh Deo died following a heart attack at Purulia in West Bengal, family sources said here on Sunday.

Singh Deo (81), who had gone to Purlia to attend a wedding was rushed to the hospital following heart attack and and doctors declared him dead on Sunday, they said. He is survived by three sons and two daughters.

Singh Deo represented Kesinga assembly segment in Kalahandi district from 1990-95 as a Janata Dal candidate and was minister of state for Works, Housing and Urban Development in Biju Patnaik cabinet.