Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the death of former Member of Rajya Sabha, Baishnab Charan Parida who passed at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today morning.
Patnaik on his official Twitter handle expressed grief over his demise.
The Odisha CM also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family of the late politician.
Sad to hear the passing away of former Rajya Sabha MP Baishnab Charan Parida. My deep condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 22, 2018
Many political leaders from various political parties including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik condoled Parida’s death.
Deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate demise of former MP, social activist and writer Shri Baishnab Charan Parida. I pray to Lord Jagannath to give his family and loved ones the strength to endure this moment of grave grief.
— Niranjan Patnaik (@NPatnaikOdisha) November 22, 2018
ପୂର୍ବତନ ସାଂସଦ ବୈଷ୍ଣବ ପରିଡାଙ୍କ ବିୟୋଗରେ ମୁଁ ମର୍ମାହତ। ଜଣେ ରାଜନେତା, ସାମାଜିକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକର୍ତା ଓ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ସୁରକ୍ଷା ପାଇଁ ତାଙ୍କ ଅବଦାନ ଅତୁଳନୀୟ । ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ପରିବାର ବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି ।
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) November 22, 2018
Parida was undergoing treatment at AMRI hospital for the past nine days. Parida was detected with cancer around 7-8 months ago.
Born in Srirampur in Jajpur district on February 15, 1941, Parida was elected to the Rajya Sabha in July 2010 as a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) nominee.
He was the state Samajwadi Party president from 1999 to 2008.
The politician, writer, and social activist was spearheading the Odia Bhasha Andolan movement for Odia language in the state.