Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 19:
Well-known dalit leader, former Odisha minister and MP Laxman Mallick passed away at a private hospital here today following a protracted illness.
He was 88 and is survived by his wife, a son and three daughters.
Mallick was elected to the first legislative Assembly in Odisha in 1952 from the Cuttack Rural segment. He was elected to the State Assembly three more times – in 1961, 1971 and 1974.
He was a minister in the early 1970s, Mallick was also elected as a Member of Parliament from twice in 1980 and 1984 as a Congress candidate.
Several political leaders and people from different walks of life have paid their last respects to the departed leader.