Bimal Lochan Das died at his residence here on Tuesday, family
He was 81.
Das was elected to the assembly on Jharkhand Mukti
Morcha (JMM) ticket in 2004.
He was president of Baripada Urban Cooperative Bank
for three terms and had served as Director of Odisha State
Das was also the district correspondent of a leading
Odia daily for 25 years.
He is survived by two sons and three daughters.
Expressing grief over his death, Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik tweeted, "Sad over the demise of former MLA Bimal
Lochan Das. I convey my condolence to his family."
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, "Das will
always be remembered for his good works as a peoples
Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam
Marandi, Mayurbhanj MP Bisweswar Tudu and others also condoled
the death of the former MLA. PTI COR AAM