Jayanti Patnaik, former MP, wife of former CM JB Patnaik passed away

Bhubaneswar: Jayanthi Patnaik, former Lok Sabha MP and wife of former Odisha Chief Minister Janaki Balav Patnaik, died on Wednesday at the age of 90.

She is the first chairwoman of the National Commission for Women. She was a former MP from Cuttack and Berhampur. Jayanti Patnaik was the second president of AIMC from 1988-1990. She was also a noted social worker and the first chairperson of the National Commission for Women.

It was with deep pain that I found out about the death of Mr. Jayanthi Patnaik, former Lok Sabha MP and first chairperson of the National Commission for Women. We have lost a great politician, eminent writer and social worker. Her intellectual contributions will make her immortal. Om Shanti, Manas Mangaraj wrote on Twitter.

Sad to hear of the passing away of former Congress MP and first Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, Smt. Jayanthi Patnaik. She was also the wife of the former CM of Odisha, Shri JB Patnaik. She dedicated her life to the development of Odisha. My condolences to her family Om Shanti, wrote Niranjan Patnaik, former president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee.

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