Baripada, Feb 23: The former MLA of Baripada in Mayurbhanjh district Bimal Lochan Das passed away today. The 86-year-old leader succumbed to heart attack at his residence here at Baripada town.
Notably, Das contested for the assembly seat from the Baripada constituency on Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) ticket and was elected to Odisha Assembly. He served as a legislature from 2009-2014.
He was also the President of Baripada Urban Cooperative Bank.
Later, the businessman-turned-politician engaged him in journalism and social works.