V Sugnana Kumari Deo Dies At 87

She was a 10-time Odisha MLA…

On Saturday, 10 February 2024, Veteran BJD leader and 10-time Odisha MLA V Sugnana Kumari Deo died at a private hospital in Chennai while undergoing treatment, officials said. She was 87.

On Friday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other senior party leaders met her at the hospital, they said. She belonged to the royal family of Khallikote.

Odisha Governor Raghubar Das, Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and many other dignitaries expressed their condolence on the demise of Deo.

"Saddened to know about the demise of V Sugnana Kumar Deo. She was a very senior leader of BJD and made many contributions to the party.

She has left her mark in the public service by representing Khalikote and Kabisuryanagar.

She was elected to the Assembly 10 times, an irreparable loss. May her soul rest in peace and my deepest condolence to the bereaved family", Mr. Patnaik said in a post on social media.

She was elected to the Odisha Assembly in 1963 for the first time. She was an eight-time MLA from Khallikote and a two-time MLA from Kabisuryanagar.

She was elected as MLA in 1963, 1974, 1977, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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