In a sudden turn of events, former Higher Education Minister of Odisha Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty passed away at his residence here late last night. He was 93.
Mohanty was elected to the state Assembly in 1971 as Praja Socialist Party (PSP) candidate and in 1985 and 1995 as a Congress nominee. He was having the credit of getting elected to the Odisha Legislative on three occasions from Kendrapara constituency to his name. He had served as the Higher Education Minister of the state.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his condolence over the veteran leader”s death and conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family. He described late Bhagabat Mohanty as an able administrator and a seasoned politician.