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Noted tribal leader, ex-Congress MP Maurice Kujur passes away


Noted tribal leader and former Lok Sabha member Maurice Kujur died at a hospital here on Sunday following prolonged illness. He was 84.

Kujur was undergoing treatment at a private hospital where he breathed his last, family sources said.

Born in November 1935 at Belmunda village in Sundargarh district, Kujur won the Sundargarh parliamentary constituency as a Congress candidate in 1984. He also worked as chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes from 2008 to 2011.

A host of dignitaries including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik have condoled his death.

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