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.
ବରିଷ୍ଠ ରାଜନେତା ତଥା ପୂର୍ବତନ ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶେଖ ମତଲୁବ ଅଲ୍ଲୀଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଏପରି ଦୁଃଖଦ ସମୟରେ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଇବା ସହ ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରୁଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 24, 2020
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.