Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday condoled the death of seven-time legislator Pradeep Maharathy.
The Chief Minister described Late Maharathy ‘as a stalwart of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and a long-time associate of Biju Babu’. Naveen added that Pradeep was known for his exceptional organisation capacity and that he was a true leader of people. He won from Pipili Assembly constituency seven times for these reasons, the CM said.
Naveen conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family and the people of Pipili.
Pradeep Maharathy’s mortal remains were taken to Vidhan Sabha complex and then to the party office in Bhubaneswar. It was then taken to his ancestral home in Pipili. The mortal remains will be cremated with full state honours.