Ex-MLA of Deogarh passes away

Bhubaneswar/Deogarh: A pall of gloom has descended in Deogarh district after former MLA and senior leader of Congress Rajkishore Pradhan on Monday passed away at around 8.30 pm at a private hospital here. He was 59.

Born in 1956, Pradhan was elected to State Assembly from Deogarh constituency in 1985. He had resigned from the post of legislator in 1989 demanding special district status to Deogarh.

He had served Congress in different posts and positions for long. Many Congress leaders expressed condolence on the sad demise.