Chaitanya Prasad Majhi the former Minister in Odisha and Veteran Tribal leader has passed away in Bhubaneswar.
Family members said that the 90-year-old Chaitanya Prasad Maji passed away in the Capital Hospital in Odisha.
Chaitanya Prasad Majhi was a prominent tribal leader from the district of Mayurbhanj, also, he wrote books about culture and tribal language.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan have expressed their sympathy for the death of the former Minister.
Mr. Patnaik said: “Majhi was a veteran tribal leader, organizer and an able administrator and had contributed immensely for the development of Odisha and tribal people.”
Mr. Patnaik said that the former minister was respected and liked by all political affiliations. Chaitanya Majhi was a Union Minister during the late Indira Gandhi’s Government.
Mr. Patnaik said: “In his death, Odisha has lost one of its great sons.”
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the former minister played a big part in the politics of Odisha and the social life.
Chaitanya Prasad Majhi was born on 19 November 1929, Mr. Prasad started his career as an employee in the state government. He was also a respected member of the OPSC (Odisha Public Service Commission) for 6 years (1979-1985).
Chaitanya Prasad Majhi was also a member of the Rajya Sabha in Odisha during 1972-1978 and worked as a deputy minister during the government of Indira Gandhi.
He was the higher education minister from the year 1990-1995 during the Biju Patnaik Ministry. Lastly, he was a minister during the Naveen Patnaik Ministry from the year 2006-2009.