“I am saddened over the death of BJD MLA from Brajarajnagar and former Odisha Assembly Speaker Kishore Kumar Mohanty Kishore Kumar Mohanty. He will always be remembered for his work as an able leader and people's representative of our party. May the departed soul rest in peace! I extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” the Chief Minister tweeted in Odia.
ପୂର୍ବତନ ବାଚସ୍ପତି ତଥା @bjd_odisha ର ବ୍ରଜରାଜନଗର ବିଧାୟକ କିଶୋର କୁମାର ମହାନ୍ତିଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଆମ ଦଳର ଜଣେ ଦକ୍ଷ ନେତା ତଥା ଜନପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଭାବେ ତାଙ୍କ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ପାଇଁ ସେ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ରହିବେ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି। — Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 30, 2021
The BJD MLA reportedly died of cardiac arrest in Jharsuguda this evening.
Mohanty was first elected to the Odisha Assembly from Jharsuguda on Janta party ticket in 1995. Later he was elected twice from the same constituency on BJD ticket in 2000 and 2004. He was the Government Chief Whip for four years during 2004 to 2008. He was again elected from Brajarajnagar on a BJD ticket in 2019.
Mohanty was also the Speaker of the Assembly between August 2008 and May 2009. He was also a member of the Rajya Sabha.