Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 5:
Expressing profound grief over the death of BJD MP of Kandhamal, Hemendra Chandra Singh, who passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar in the early hours today, senior Congress leader and former president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik today said Singh’s modesty and sensitivity had won the hearts of people cutting across all divides..
Talking to the media persons after offering floral tributes on the mortal remains of Singh at his residence at Suryanagar in the capital city here, Patnaik said Singh’s premature death is not only a great loss for the people of Kandhamal and Nayagarh, but also the state as a whole.
“During his short tenure of three months as an MP, Singh was formulating plans for the socio-economic development of a backward and underdeveloped district like Kandhamal with inputs from the leaders of all political parties. Though he hailed from a royal family, he was loved and admired by the people as well as his opponents for his humility and warmth”, he said.
Patnaik also offered his deep condolence to the MP’s bereaved family.