Friday, May 29, 2009

Former Assam governor Loknath Mishra dead

BHUBANESWAR - Former governor of Assam and parliamentarian Loknath Mishra died here Wednesday of complications due to old age, his family said. He was 86.

Mishra was a member of the Rajya Sabha for three consecutive terms from 1960 to 1978. He was governor of Assam in the early 1990s.

He is survived by one son and one daughter. His son Pinaki Mishra is a well known lawyer and a MP of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Governor M.C. Bhandare, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Speaker Pradip Amat and former chief minister J.B. Patnaik were among those who condoled Mishra’s death.

“He (Loknath Mishra) was a popular and respectable personality. He was loved by many,” Patnaik said in his condolence message.


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