Bhubaneswar/ Patnagrah, April 18: The former MLA from Patnagarh Assembly constituency in Balangir district Bibekananda Meher died after a prolonged illness. He was 79.
Meher has been suffering from liver disease for the past two years. The former Patnagarh MLA died on the way to SCB Medical in Cuttack.
Meher was elected MLA from Patnagarh constituency twice. He had joined the Biju Janata Party before the last assembly elections. He was well known in the region as a strong leader.
His demise will be an irreparable loss to the Patnagarh region.