Former MLA of Khariar Kapil Narayan Tiwari passed away at the age of 93 at Khariar on Wednesday after remaining bedridden for last few months due to old age ailments. General public paid their homage to the departed soul and the body was taken to the graveyard in a procession.
Tiwari represented the Khariar Assembly seat from 1977 to 1980 as an Independent candidate. He was an ardent follower of Ram Manohar Lohia.
The issue of Kalahandi's poverty, hunger, child sale and migration came to limelight due to his continuous efforts. Tiwari along with Kishan Pattnaik had filed a PIL in the Supreme Court on these issues that forced the Government of India to initiate many special projects for development of Kalahandi district.
Tiwari had great oratory skill that always attracted people of the area to run to his meetings.