Bhubaneswar: The veteran Congress leader and candidate for the Dhenkanal Lok Sabha seat Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo was hospitalised after feeling unwell during his election campaigning.
He was feeling unwell while campaigning on 13 April in his constituency. He was rushed to Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha CM and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik wished Singh Deo speedy recovery.
Concerned to learn about the illness & hospitalisation of senior leader & former Union minister Shri. K P Singhdeo; convey my best wishes and prayers for his quick recovery
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 15, 2019
The retired army brigadier was a 6 time parliamentarian.
Singh Deo was a member of the 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 13th Lok Sabha of India. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1967 representing Swatantra Party. He represented the Dhenkanal constituency and is a member of the Indian National Congress (Congress) political party. He was also the president of the Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee.
He was commissioned into Territorial Army in 1971 and was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in 1994. He was ADC to the President of India.