Pipli, Oct 16: Former Pipli MLA Juthistir Samantaray passed away today while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 72.
Samantaray’s younger brother Dhirendra Samantaray confirmed the news of his demise.
People and prominent politicians from his constituency condoled the death of Samantaray.
Aside from representing Pipili in the Odisha Assembly from 1995 to 2000, Samantaray was the chairman of the Pipili block from 1984 to 1990.