Keonjhar, Jan 29: A Zilla Parishad candidate contesting from Zone No-8 of Keonjhar died following brief illness on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as BJD candidate Anadi Singh from Zone 8 under Ghatagaon Block.
Family sources said Singh had been suffering from cold, body ache and headache for some days and he was admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Keonjhar. He passed away at the hospital today.
Following the death of the ZP candidate, the election to the post in the zone is likely to be postponed.