Former Odisha MP Maurice Kujur passes away

Bhubaneswar: Former Sundargarh MP Maurice Kujur passed away at a private hospital in Odisha capital today, family sources said.

Born on November 2, 1935 at Belmunda village in Sundargarh district, Kujur was elected to the Lok Sabha from Sundargarh parliamentary constituency as a Congress candidate in 1984.

An alumnus of Utkal and Calcutta universities, Kujur was also a Rajya Sabha MP from 1996 to 2002. He also served as the Chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes from 2008 to 2011.

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