Former Odisha MLA dies



Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha MLA Manas Ranjan Mallick passed away at a private hospital here following renal failure.

He was 57.

Mallick, who died last night, is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter, family sources said.

An MLA from coastal Dhamnagar segment in Bhadrak district twice, Mallick was first elected to Assembly in a by-election in 1990 as a Janata Dal candidate after death of his father Hrudananda Mallick.

Later, he was elected to the Assembly from Dhamnagar segment as an Independent candidate in 2000.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the death.

PTI