Kalahandi: Former Rajya Sabha member from Odisha Basanta Das passed away on Wednesday. He was 80.
As per family sources, Das was suffering from age-related ailments and prolonged illness following which he died at his residence in Bahadur Bagicha locality of Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district.
Das was Rajya Sabha member from 1990 to 1996 as Janata Dal candidate. He was also chairman of Bhawanipatna Municipality from 1985 to 1990.