Former Jatani MLA passes away

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Former Jatni MLA and noted social activist Sarat Paikrai died at AIIMS in New Delhi last night. He was 60.

Paikrai was admitted to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated. Paikrai was also a former chairman of State Housing Board.

His death has brought a pall of gloom in the entire Jatni constituency, which he had represented as a BJP MLA in 10th Legislative Assembly. Later, he joined BJD and was elected for the 13th Assembly from the constituency.