Bhubaneswar: Former Minister Chaitanya Prasad Majhi passed away at the Capital hospital here on Monday following an illness. He was 90.
According to sources, Majhi was admitted to the Capital Hospital here after he fell ill. He breathed his last at 7.10 am.
Born on November 19, 1929, in Mayurbhanj, Majhi was a 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. Besides, he was also the MLA of Rairangpur from 1986 to 1990 then again from 1990 to 1995. Moreover, Majhi was also the MLA of Bangriposi from 2004 to 2009.
This apart, Majhi was also the State Education and Youth Affairs Minister from 1990 to 1995.