Bhubaneswar: Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) chairperson and BJD leader Subash Chouhan passed away today. He was 54.
He was suffering from liver disease and admitted to a private hospital here on April 30 for treatment. He was put on ventilator on May 5 and breathed his last while undergoing treatment at 3.05 AM today, hospital sources said.
Chouhan had joined the BJD before the 2019 polls. He was later appointed as the chairperson of WODC.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the death of Chouhan and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
ବରିଷ୍ଠ ରାଜନେତା ତଥା ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ବିକାଶ ପରିଷଦର ଅଧ୍ୟକ୍ଷ ସୁବାସ ଚୌହାନଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଓଡ଼ିଶାବାସୀଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ତାଙ୍କ ଜନକଲ୍ୟାଣକାରୀ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ରହିବ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଏପରି ଦୁଃଖଦ ସମୟରେ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 10, 2020