BARIPADA: Former Baripada MLA Bimal Lochan Das handed away right here on Tuesday following a coronary heart assault, household sources mentioned. He was 84. Das, who began his political profession in 1961, was elected to the State Assembly on a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) ticket in 2004 and served as a legislator until 2009. Before he joined JMM, he was in BJP, Pragati Dal and Lok Dal. He was additionally president of Baripada Urban Cooperative Bank for 3 phrases. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. His final rites will probably be performed on Wednesday.