Sambalpur : Former Minister and Parliamentarian Sriballav Panigrahi remembered on his 80th birth anniversary.
Sriballav pAnirgahi was born into a freedom fighter’s family at Bargaon,Sambalpur District in the year 1940, he has held various positions in the party as well in the government. He was thrice elected as a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from the Deogarh Parliamentary Constituency (1984, 1991 & 1996) and was also a Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly for two terms (1971 & 1974).
He was a Cabinet Minister in Odisha from 1973 to 1977 (widely believed to be the Youngest Cabinet Minister in India at that time). He is regarded as an honest and straightforward politician.
Good oratory skills, austere lifestyle and simple demeanour are seen as hallmarks of his personality. He died at the age of 74
at a private hospital in Bengaluru in the year 2015.