Bhubaneswar, Nov 6: The seventh death anniversary of senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra was observed on Monday with a series of activities by his family, friends and supporters across Odisha.
Remembering the firebrand Congress leader, who was popularly known as Lulu Bhai, his close friend and social worker Amiyakanta Das said Lulu Bhai will always remain as an inspiration for youth in the state. He is known for his dynamic and fearless leadership along with grassroots level organization skill and social welfare activities.
He always fought for the rights of students and youths in the state and he was a mentor to many, added Das.
Mohapatra joined active politics as a student leader and got elected as Brahmagiri MLA for three consecutive terms from 1995 to 2009.
In Bhubaneswar, the death anniversary was observed with ‘tila tarpan’ at Kuakhai river bank. Later, a memorial gathering was held at Satya Nagar chaired by his close friend Amiya Kanta Das on this occasion. Later, Amiyakanta provided financial help to six shelter homes – Jivanjyoti Ashram, Sri Sri Maa Anand Ashram Charitable Trust, Ramakrishna Balashram, Adruti Children’s Home (girls), Adruti Children’s Home (boys) and Institute of Heath Science - situated in and around Bhubaneswar city for purchasing electronic appliances in memory of Lulu Bhai.