Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha, Padampur MLA and former Odisha minister, passes away

Bhubaneswar: Padampur MLA and former minister Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha passed away at a private hospital in Odisha capital, last night, family sources said. He was 65.

According to reports, Bariha was admitted to the hospital due to kidney-related ailments. He was later put on a ventilator as his condition deteriorated.

The BJD leader breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the hospital at around 1 AM. His mortal remains will be taken to Padampur, where the last rites will be conducted.

Bariha was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly five times from the Padampur constituency in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2009 and 2019.

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