Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) leader Subash Chauhan breathed his last at a private hospital in the State Capital today morning.
He was admitted to Apollo hospital here on April 30 after suffering from liver cancer, informed Apollo PRO. Chouhan (54) was shifted to ICU on 5th and breathed his last at 3.45 am early this morning.
Chouhan had joined the ruling BJD in March last year just before the general elections. He was appointed the BJD general secretary after he was denied ticket from Bargarh Lok Sabha constituency by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The BJD had named Chouhan as one of its national spokespersons. He was also the BJD’s general secretary and co-observer for Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh and Sambalpur districts during the assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik later appointed Chouhan, a former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bajrang Dal member, as chairperson of Western Odisha Development Council in September last year.
Subhash Chouhan is survived by his parents and brother.