Naveen Grieves Death of Former Odisha Minister Sk Matlub Ali

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik grieved the death of veteran Congress leader and former Odisha minister Sk Matlub Ali, who passed away this morning.

Taking to twitter, the Chief Minister said that he was saddened to learn about the death of the senior politician and former minister Sk Matlub Ali and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family.

Ali was admitted to a private hospital here on September 7 after he complained of illness. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the hospital this morning, according to reports.

He is survived by his wife and son.

Born on December 16, 1942 Matlub Ali was elected to the Odisha Assembly four times (1974, 1980, 1985, and 1995) from Mahanga constituency as a Congress candidate.

Ali was the Power and Irrigation, Rural Development and Higher Education minister.

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