Former Odisha minister Saharai Oram passes away

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha minister and five-time Champua MLA Saharai Oram passed away at his residence in Barbil, Keonjhar district today. He was 90.

Oram was suffering from paralysis and bedridden for the last five years, family sources said. Political leaders cutting across party lines condoled the demise of Oram.

He was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Champua constituency in 1971 as Utkal Congress candidate, in 1977 as Janata Party candidate, 1980 as Janata-S candidate, 1990 as Janata Dal candidate and in 2000 as an independent candidate.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the death of Oram and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.

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