Odisha Lok Sabha MP Hemendra Singh passes away

Hemendra Chandra Singh
Hemendra Chandra Singh

Odishs Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 5:

Odisha Lok Sabha MP from Kandhamal Hemendra Chandra Singh passed away early this morning at a private hospital here, family sources said.

He was 47.

He was admitted to AMRI hospital on Saturday after he suffered a heart stroke. He was also being treated for septisemia.

Singh was on a ventilator in the ICU of the hospital. On Thursday he had slipped into coma and there were plans to fly him today to Delhi for treatment at the AIIMS.

However, he breathed his last around 1 pm this morning following multiple organ failure.

Singh, who had quit Congress in February this year and joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) , had won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat on a BJD ticket. He was a first time MP.

He was the younger son of Raja Brajendra Kishore Singh of the erstwhile royal Family of Nayagarh.

Singh is survived by his widow Kunwarini Pratyusha, a daughter and a son.

The last rites will be performed later in the day in Nayagarh, his home town, family sources said.

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