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Odisha Health Minister Shot Dead by Assistant Sub-Inspector

  • Posted on February 1, 2023
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  • By Akta Yadav
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Tragic Incident at Public Event in Jharsuguda
The Odisha health minister, Naba Kisore Das, was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at a public event in Jharsuguda district. He was shot by an assistant sub-inspector, Gopal Das, and despite efforts to save his life, he was unable to recover from his injuries.

Details of the Shooting

In total, two rounds were fired by the assistant sub-inspector at the minister, one of which hit him and another missed, reportedly injuring another individual. The motive behind the shooting is yet to be determined, but police sources are examining a possible business rivalry angle. The assistant sub-inspector has been detained. Health Minister Health Minister-Health Minister-Health Minister

Who was he?

Naba Kisore Das was a prominent politician and businessman from Odisha, India. Born in 1962, he hailed from a transport business family but developed a keen interest in politics from a young age. Despite losing a student union election in 1983, Das persevered and soon established himself as a force in student politics, attracting the attention of former Chief Minister Janaki Ballav Patnaik.  Known for his impressive organizational skills, he quickly rose through the ranks and became a powerful leader in the state, even as he successfully grew his family's transport business. He eventually became one of the richest politicians in Odisha, with a successful business empire and a fleet of high-end vehicles. Despite his political and business successes, Das never lost his passion for politics and remained a dedicated full-time politician until his passing.

A Political Powerhouse and Successful Entrepreneur

Naba Kisore Das was an accomplished political figure and successful entrepreneur from Odisha, India. Despite his family background in transport, he discovered a natural talent for politics during his college years. Despite an initial setback in 1983, losing a student union election, Das refused to be deterred and soon rose to prominence in student politics. This caught the eye of former Chief Minister Janaki Ballav Patnaik, who saw the potential in Das' exceptional organizational skills. He quickly became a powerful political leader in Odisha while growing his family's transport business to new heights. At the time of his death, Das was one of the most affluent politicians in the state, with a thriving business empire and an impressive collection of high-value vehicles. Yet, through it all, he remained dedicated to his passion for politics and never lost his drive to serve as a full-time politician.11:25 AM

Impact on State and Politics

Naba Kisore Das was a close confidant of the chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, and was considered an important candidate in the upcoming lok sabha election. The shocking murder of a cabinet minister has sparked demands from opposition BJP and Congress leaders for the resignation of Naveen Patnaik, highlighting state law and order problems.

Reactions and Responses

According to Apollo hospitals, the health minister died, stating that the doctors did everything in their power to save his life but unfortunately, he could not be revived.  The chief minister ordered a high-level inquiry by the state crime branch and expressed his shock and distress over the loss of the cabinet minister. Naveen Patnaik described Das as an asset to both the government and the party and a leader who was instrumental in strengthening the Biju Janata Dal.   Health Minister Health Minister-Health Minister-Health Minister The assistant sub-inspector's wife confirmed that he had had bipolar disorder for a few months and was under medication. She stated that she did not understand why he opened fire on the minister.

Final Rites and Mourning

The government declared a three-day state mourning in honor of Naba Kisore Das, during which official entertainment programs will not be held. Half-mast flag will be observed on Monday. The minister's body will be taken to Jharsuguda, where the final rites will be performed on Monday.


The sudden and tragic death of Naba Kisore Das has sent shockwaves through the state of Odisha and the nation. The investigation into the motives behind the shooting continues, and the impact on state and national politics remains to be seen. The government has declared a three-day state mourning in honor of the late minister, who will be remembered as a leader and asset to the state.  
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