The mortal stays of BJP chief and Dhamnagar MLA Bishnu Sethi have been consigned to flames at his ancestral village Mangarajpur underneath Tihidi block in Bhadrak district on Monday night time. A sea of individuals from totally different walks of life bade a tearful adieu to the departed chief.
Earlier than the conduct of the final rites, the mortal stays of the two-time legislator have been taken in a procession to the BJP get together workplace the place leaders paid their final respect to the chief. Thereafter, the journey to his native village began at 12.15 pm. It was round 12.30 am when the physique reached Tihidi. By the point, it reached Dhamanagar sq., heavy rainfall lashed the world and it continued until midnight.
Braving rains, those that love Sethi got here out to pay their final respect. Amongst others, State BJP president Samir Mohanty, senior BJP chief Manmohan Samal, MLAs like Mohan Charan Majhi, Nauri Nayak, Bhaskar Madei and Mukesh Mahaling have been current on the funeral of Sethi.
His solely son Suraj Suryavanshi lit the pyre.
“Dropping their favorite chief, your entire Tihidi block is mourning,” stated a sobbing Raghunath Jena, a relative.
The chief’s elder brother Purnachandra Sethi additionally remembered him, saying he was very a lot affectionate in direction of members of the family.
Notably, Sethi was affected by continual renal issues and was present process dialysis. A month in the past, he suffered an infection in his lungs and likewise obtained a mind stroke following which he was admitted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. He had since been present process remedy on the ICU of the premier well being establishment.
For the primary time, Sethi was elected to the Odisha Legislative Meeting from Chandbali constituency in 2000. In 2006, he was made the chairman of Odisha State Cashew Improvement Company. In 2019, he was once more elected to the Meeting from Dhamnagar seat.
Apart from politics, the multifaceted chief has additionally left his indelible footprints within the area of journalism and literature. He labored because the editor of a number of magazines together with ‘Bishes Khabar’, ‘Ghasaphula’ and ‘Sironama Sirodharya’. He additionally penned two collections of poems‘NIramaya Akasha Story’ and ‘NIswa Matira Swara’.