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Former Odisha MLA falls off train, dies


Angul: Former Athmallik MLA Raja Kishore Pradhan died after falling off a moving train in Odisha’s Angul district.

His body was recovered from railway tracks near Kanhiphulia village under Nalco police limits today. The ex-legislator had reportedly left home around 11 AM yesterday.

After the death of his wife a month ago, he was staying with his son at Pragati Nagar here.

Born in 1934, Pradhan was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Athmallik constituency as a candidate of Praja Socialist Party in 1971.