Senior BJD leader Ladu Kishore Swain dies, PM pays respects
(Sourced from PTI)
Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Lok Sabha member Ladu Kishore Swain died at a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar following prolonged illness, family sources said today. The 71-year-old leader is survived by wife, two sons, and a daughter. The BJD leader, who represented Odisha Aska Lok Sabha constituency, was suffering from a kidney ailment and breathed his last late night yesterday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of dignitaries condoled the demise of Swain. The chief minister in his condolence message described Swain as an able parliamentarian who had also served as a member of the state legislature. The state Assembly mourned the demise of Swain and paid homage by observing a minute's silence.
Anguished by the passing away of Lok Sabha MP from Aska, Odisha, Shri Ladu Kishore Swain Ji. He will be remembered for his rich service to society. His work towards rural development was noteworthy. Spoke to his son Nachiketa and expressed condolences.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2019
Shocked to hear the demise of Sri Ladu Kishore Swain, MP, Aska. Convey my deep condolences to the bereaved family. Late Sri Swain was an able parliamentarian as well as a distinguished member of state legislature. His loss is profound. May his soul rest in peace.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 6, 2019
Ladu Kishore Swain was elected to Lok Sabha from Aska Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 as a BJD candidate. Earlier, he was elected to the state Assembly in 2004 on a BJD ticket from Kabisurya Nagara Assembly constituency in Ganjam district.