The deceased, identified as Anadi Charan Singh, passed away at the District Headquarters Hospital (DDH) here today.
As per reports, Singh had been undergoing treatment for cold and related symptoms at the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Ghatgaon. He was shifted to the shifted to the DHH here as his condition was deteriorated. However, he breathed his last at the DHH.
A pall of gloom has descended among BJD workers in the locality following the demise of Singh.
The election to the post in the zone is likely to be postponed, official sources said.