Odisha

Former Odisha Minister & Congress MP Frida Topno No More

**Bhubaneswar: ** Former Congress MP as well as Odisha Minister Frida Topno passed away at the age of 92 on Tuesday here at her residence.

Later in the day, her body was taken to her home district Sundargarh for the last rites as per the Christian community custom.

Topno was a minister during the tenure of late J.B. Patnaik as the Chief Minister of Odisha in the 1980s.

She later represented tribal-dominated Sundargarh parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha for two terms in 1991 and 1996.

Topno was also elected to the Rajya Sabha from Odisha in 1998.

(With IANS inputs)

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