BHUBAESWAR: Former Governor of Assam Loknath Mishra passed away here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 86. The three-time Rajya Sabha member was elder brother of former Chief Justice of India Ranganath Mishra. His son Pinaki Mishra won the Puri Lok Sabha seat in recently-concluded general elections.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and many of his ministerial colleagues condoled the death.