Bhubaneswar, Oct 20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of veteran Congress leader and former MLA Gurupada Nanda.
“I am saddened to learn of the death of former MLA Gurupad Nanda. I extend my condolences to the bereaved family,” said the CM on Twitter.
Senior Congress leader and former Rourkela MLA Gurupada Nanda passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here today. He was 77.
Nanda had joined Congress in 1972 and won the Assembly election from Rourkela constituency in 1980 on Congress ticket. He was also the president of the Cuttack District Congress Committee.