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Odisha: Former Minister Chaitanya Majhi passes away

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Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and noted tribal leader Chaitanya Prasad Majhi passed away in Odisha capital this morning. He was 90.

Majhi was admitted to the Capital Hospital here due to illness. He breathed his last at 7.10 AM.

Born on November 19, 1929 in Mayurbhanj, Majhi was member of the O.P.S.C. from 1979 to 1985. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha from 1972 to 1978 and Deputy Minister for Petroleum and Chemicals in Union Cabinet.

Majhi was also the State Education and Youth Affairs Minister from 1990 to 1995.