Bhubaneswar: Veteran Congress leader and former minister Bhagirathi Gomango passed away on Friday following prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 74 and is survived by wife, a son and three daughters.
Gomango was ailing for quite some time and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He died when he was returning to his village in Rayagada district after being discharged from the hospital.
A popular leader in undivided Koraput district, Gamango was a six-time MLA and had served as minister between 1973 and 1977 holding different departments like supply, rural development, cooperation and agriculture, sources said.
Several dignitaries including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh of Congress and former Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang have condoled his death.
Source: 360 NS