Former Odisha MP Subash Nayak passes away

Bhawanipatna: Former Odisha MP Subash Chandra Nayak passed away this morning at his residence here in Kalahandi district. He was 70.

He suffered a massive heart attack at his residence. He breathed his last at around 8.45 am, family sources said.

The Congress leader was elected to Lok Sabha in 1991 from Kalahandi parliamentary constituency. He had defeated BJP’s Bikram Keshari Deo securing total 1,33,406 votes in the elections.

He was widely discussed in media as he had bowed with his forehead touching the stairs of the Sansad Bhawan on the first day as an elected member describing the Parliament as the ‘Temple of Democracy’.

He was a socialite with innovative public relation skills.

Nayak broke into journalism and owned a printing press after quitting his job as a hospital staff midway. Prior to it, he was also fighting for the interest of employees as the secretary of employees’ union. He was the convenor of ‘Jagrat Orissa’ founded by former Chief Minister late Nandini Satpathy.

He had drawn attention of late Rajiv Gandhi for welcome by differently abled persons during his visit to Kalahandi.

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