Bhubaneswar,21/04 ( Odisha Samachar/Abhisek Mohanty) : Former Odisha Chief Minister and Ex-Governor of Assam Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passed away in Tirupati on Tuesday. He was 89. Patnaik was admitted to a private hospital in Tirupati after feeling a chest pain where he died at 3 am. He had gone to attend the convocation ceremony of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Tirupati.
Janaki Ballav Patnaik was the Chief Minister of Odisha from 1980 to 1989 and from 1995 to 1999. He has been the Governor of Assam since 2009.