Delhi / Bhubaneswar : Odisha Congress Party strongman Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra took to his eternal journey today at 10:30 pm at Medant Hospital of Gurugram in the Delhi-National Capital Region. He was 52 years of age and is survived by his daughter Tanya and his wife Namita Mohapatra.
He was widely known as Lulu in the political arena . He was appointed as the working president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee just prior to the year 2009 general election of India. He was thrice elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Brahmagiri in 1995, 2000 and 2004. He was a close confidant of former CM of Odisha Late J.B Patnaik. Lulu was a popular leader among the youth. He had also served as the NSUI president of Odisha as well as the Youth Congress president of Odisha.
Condolences on his untimely demise came in from CM Naveen Patnaik, Union MoS Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha opposition leader Narasingha Mishra, eminent socio-political leader Suparno Satpathy, Congress leader in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, AICC Gen Secy in charge of Odisha B K Hariprasad, OPCC President Prasad Harichandan and several other eminent people. His demise has brought in a wave of sadness amongst many in Odisha and particularly in Brahmagiri.
Lulu was suffering with liver cirrhosis however he succumbed to a brain stroke and multiple organ failure.