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    Former Speaker of the Odisha Assembly, Surjya Patro, dies

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    Veteran Biju Janata Dal leader and former Odisha Assembly Speaker, Surjya Narayan Patro, passed away on Saturday at the age of 75. He had been suffering from a long-term illness. Patro was a sitting MLA from Digapahandi Assembly constituency and had a close association with the renowned leader Biju Patnaik. He was a seven-time MLA and a prominent political figure from South Odisha.

    Patro had been receiving treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar due to age-related health issues. Last year, in June, he had resigned from his position as Assembly Speaker due to his deteriorating health condition.

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    Throughout his political career spanning over three decades, Patro held various important positions in both the Biju Patnaik and Naveen Cabinet. His contributions and achievements have left a lasting impact on the state of Odisha.

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