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Former Odisha Minister Lalit Mohan Gandhi dies falling off train


Nuapada: In a tragic incident former Odisha Minister  Lalit Mohan Gandhi died on Monday morning after coming under train wheels here at Khariar Railway Station.

According to information, Gandhi who had boarded Puri-Durg Intercity Express desecended from the train at Khariar station during a halt and while he was about to climb up as the train flagged off he lost his balance and fell off under the train wheels.

With his condition extremely critical he was admitted to Nuapada district headquarters hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

A minister in J B Patnaik’s government Gandhi was a two time MLA from Titlagarh, first in 1977-80 and again in 1980-85.

He had held important places in state government’s Information and Public Relations ministry. Presently, he was serving as president of sweeper association and general secretary of SC union.


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