Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over the demise of Aska MP Ladu Kishore Swain.
The PM also spoke to Swain’s son Nachiketa and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family. Swain’s work towards rural development was noteworthy, Modi said.
Sad to hear of the passing of Shri Ladu Kishore Swain, MP (LS) from Aska, Odisha. He contributed immensely to society in various roles. My condolences to his family, constituents and colleagues #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 6, 2019
Anguished by the passing away of Lok Sabha MP from Aska, Odisha, Shri Ladu Kishore Swain Ji. He will be remembered for his rich service to society. His work towards rural development was noteworthy. Spoke to his son Nachiketa and expressed condolences.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2019
Swain passed away at a private hospital in Odisha capital late last night. He was 71. He was suffering from kidney-related ailments and admitted to the Apollo Hospitals here yesterday after he complained of uneasiness in breathing. He died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Aska parliamentary constituency in 2014 as a BJD candidate. He was also elected as an MLA from the Kabisuryanagar assembly constituency in 2004 as a BJD candidate.
Born on July 8, 1947 at Pathara in Ganjam district, Swain also served as member of several committees– Standing Committee on Rural Development, Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes and Consultative Committee of Ministry of Labour and Employment.