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Former MLA Umesh Chandra Swain passes away

17/11/2021 at 9:21 AM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 17: Umesh Chandra Swain, a senior politician and former Balikuda MLA, passed away on Wednesday morning following a cardiac arrest at his residence in Bhubaneswar.

According to the sources, his last rites will be performed at his native village Machhagaon in Jagatsinghpur district.

Notably, Swain was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly for four times from Balikuda constituency.

Being a close aide of former Odisha Chief Minister late Biju Patnaik, he played a prominent role in the development of of Jagatsinghpur district. He was widely known for his relief and restoration related works in Jagatsinghpur during flood and cyclone.

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