In a tweet in Odia, the Union Minister said, “I am saddened to hear about the demise of former Baripada MLA Bimal Lochan Das. He will be remembered forever for his work as a people's representative. I express my condolences to the bereaved family and wish the departed soul rest in peace.”
Das passed away at his residence at Baripada in Odisha’s Mayurbanj district today. He was 81.
He was elected as an MLA of Baripada constituency from a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) ticket in 2004.
The veteran leader also served as a president of Urban Cooperative Bank in Baripada before he was elected to the State Assembly.
A pall of gloom has descended over Mayurbhanj district following the demise of Das.