Tearful farewell to Ummerkot MLA Jagabandhu

Leaders paying trinutes to Mr.Jagabhandhu Majhi
Jeypore/Nowrangpur. September 25: Thousands gave a tearful farewell to BJD MLA Jagabandhu Majhi, killed by suspected Maoists, as his body was consigned to flames at Ummerkot in Nowrangpur district on Sunday.
The body of Mr.Majhi  was kept his residence in Ummerkot to enable people to pay their last respects to the slain leader. Thousand of people paid tearful tributes to their beloved leader at his residence on Sunday morning. 
Chief Minister and other leaders at funeral 
The pyre of Mr.Jaghabandhu Majhi
A galaxy of top Orissa leaders led by Chief Minister Mr.Naveen Patnaik, SC & ST Development Minister Mr.Lal Bihari Himirika, Rajya Sabha BJD MP Mr.Pyarimohan Mohapatra, IT Minister Mr.Ramesh Majhi, Law Minister Mr.Vikram Arukh, MP Nowrangapur Mr Pradip Majhi, MLA Jeypore, Mr.Rabi Narayan Nanda, Koraput MLA, Raguram Padal, MLA Pottangi, Ram Chandra Kadam, MLA Laxmipur, Mr.Jinnu Hikka, MLA Nowrangpur, Mr.Manohar Rondhari, MLA Dabugaon Mr.Bhuj Bala Majhi, Minister and MLA Jorigaon Mr.Ramesh Majhi, MLA Cuttack Sadar, Mr.Prabath Biswal, District Congress President Mr.Narayan Patra, Former MP, Mr.Parashuram Majhi, former Ummerkot MLA, Mr.Dharma Gound, Nowrangpur Municipal Chairman Mr. Prahlad Tripathi, Ummerkot Notified Area Council Chairman Mr. Khageswar Mahanty and several government officials including DIG South West Orissa Mr.Soumendra Priyadarshi, Nowrangpur collector Mr.Shiba Brata Das and Nowrangpur SP Mr. Neethi Shekhar were present at the state funeral.

Leaders paying tributes to slain MLA
People participated in the funeral
His son Mr.Janata Majhi performed the last rites. Thousands pf people were present at the place of cremation. As a mark of the respect to the slain tribal leader, who represented Ummerkot Assembly constituency  since 2009,  buses were off the road and shops,business establishments remained closed in several parts of the district. Chief Minister Mr.Naveen Patnaik visited Mr Majhi's residence and offered condolences to his family members.
                                               
Photos .... Mr. S.Dora

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