Former Assam governor JB Patnaik passed away following a sudden ailment on Tuesday. He was 88.
According to his family sources, the former Odisha chief ministes breathed his last at a local hospital in Tirupoti in the wee hours where he was admitted after he complained of breathing difficulties on Monday.
Various parties, organizations and individuals condoled his death. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi condoled Patnaik's death and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.