The residents of Panchapalli village under Erasama block are now a jubilant lot as a village son, who is working in Kenya as a doctor now, has been elected as a member of the Kenyan Parliament.
The NRI gynaecologist from the village was identified as Dr Swarup Ranjan Mishra. Mishra had completed his primary schooling in Panchapalli School and matriculation in the Ravenshaw Collegeate School in Cuttack. later he did his medical degree in the MKCG Medical College Hospital, Berhampur. After serving at the Hinduja for a very brief period, Mishra moved to Kenya and has taken citizenship of that country. He has been staying there for the last two decades and has become a popular philanthropist in medical sector for delivering health service to downtrodden and poor people. He has established at least four hospitals, five primary schools and four high schools in Kenya.
Mishra contested the recent Kenyan Parliament elections from a political party ‘Jubilee’ and got elected by defeating a Kenyan contestant by a huge margin of votes. He was administered oath as a member of Kenyan Parliament three days ago, informed his father Dhirendra Nath Mishra.
Mishra had visited Panchapalli aftermath of Super Cyclone 1999 and distributed relief materials to affected villagers.