Baripada: Former MLA of Baripada Assembly Constituency Bimal Lochan Das on Tuesday passed away at his residence here following a heart attack. He was 81.
He was the MLA of Baripada from 2004 to 2009 after winning the Assembly elections on Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) ticket.
Soon after reports of his demise surfaced, condolences poured in from different quarters for the departed soul.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took to Twitter and expressed grief over his death. “Das will always be remembered for his good works as a people’s representative,” he tweeted.