**Bhubaneswar: ** 93-year-old veteran freedom fighter and former Odisha minister Dolagobinda Pradhan passed away at his capital city residence here late last night.
Born on June 7, 1929, Pradhan is survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters.
Inspired with the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Pradhan had joined the Quit India movement in 1942. Pradhan was also engaged in various activities for the upliftment of the people belonging to weaker sections of society.
He was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Cuttack Sadar constituency twice between 1980 and 1990. He also served as the Urban Development Minister of the state from 1989 to 1990.
Many eminent personalities, freedom fighters and politicians reached his house to pay last respects to the departed soul.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also condoled the death of veteran freedom fighter and conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
According to reports, Pradhan will be buried at his ancestral house at Dihasahi in Cuttack this afternoon as per his last wish.
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