Ex-Rajya Sabha MP Bhagirathi Majhi dies at 66

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Baripada (Odisha), Nov 2 (PTI) Former Rajya Sabha member Bhagirathi Majhi died at a hospital in Odisha's Baripada on Monday following a brief illness, family sources said.

Majhi, 66, is survived by wife, a daughter and two sons, they said.

He was undergoing treatment and breathed his last at a COVID Hospital at Bankisole, said Dr NR Das, the nodal officer of the hospital.

Majhi was elected to Rajya Sabha as a BJP nominee. He was the member of the Upper House of Parliament from March 24, 2006 to July 1, 2010.

He also served as the president of Baripada Urban Cooperative Bank from 2004 to 2006. Majhi had joined politics after working for several years with a public sector bank.

Odisha Revenue Minister Sudam Marndi and several other dignitaries mourned the demise. PTI CORR SKN SOM SOM