Bhubaneswar, : Senior BJP leader and Dhamnagar legislator Bishnu Charan Sethi passed away on Monday. He was 61.
As per reports, Sethi was suffering from kidney ailments and was undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar. He was in the ICU for the last two months.AIIMS authorities said that he had developed lungs infections and suffered brain haemorrhage.
Sethi was first elected to the Odisha Assembly on a BJP ticket in 2000 and later became MLA from Dhamnagar constituency in Bhadrak district in 2019. He was the deputy leader of the opposition in the Odisha Legislative Assembly.Sethi was also the Vice President of BJP’s Odisha unit.
Sethi was the sub-editor of Odia weekly Bisesh Khabar. He was the editor of Ghasaphula, a historical and cultural quarterly magazine. His prose Collection ‘Sironama Sirodharya’ reflects many socio-cultural issues and their solutions.
He wrote two poem collections named Nirmaya Aakash Tale and Niswa Matira Swara. Moreover, he had keen interest in short stories and Odia history, culture, heritage and language also. He was a regular columnist of various Odia newspapers and journals. He had also been elected as the Senate Member to Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar.