Death – BJD MLA Kishore Mohanty passes away at 64

Death – Obituary

Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA and former Speaker Kishore Mohanty died today evening. Mohanty, who was Brajrajnagar sitting MLA, passed away while undergoing treatment at a  private hospital in Jharsuguda. He was 64.

Mohanty suffered from a heart attack earlier in the day following which he was admitted to the hospital in Jharsuguda.

In 2019 election, Mohanty was elected from the Brajrajnagar Assembly constituency from BJD ticket and defeated BJP candidate Radha Rani Panda.

Mohanty was Speaker of the State Assembly from 2007-09. He was the government chief whip from 2004-07.

He was elected to the State Assembly thrice from Jharsuguda Assembly seat.

He worked as the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Chairman from 2014 to 2019.


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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.