Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today condoled the demise of former Chhatrapur MLA Daitari Behera, who passed away at a hospital in Berhampur following prolonged illness. He was 84 and is survived by wife, four sons and a daughter.
Expressing grief over Behera’s death, the CM said the ex-legislator’s efforts for development of the area will be remembered forever. Patnaik also conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family.
ଛତ୍ରପୁରର ପୂର୍ବତନ ବିଧାୟକ ଦୈତାରୀ ବେହେରାଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ବିଧାୟକ ଭାବେ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ଅଞ୍ଚଳର ବିକାଶ ପାଇଁ ସେ କରିଥିବା ଉଦ୍ୟମ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ରହିବ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହିତ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 3, 2020
Behera was elected from Chhatrapur constituency in 1973 on an Utkal Congress ticket and again in 1990 as a Congress candidate. He was the chairperson of Ganjam panchayat samiti before being elected an MLA.