Patna, August 22: Jagannath Mishra, former chief minister of Bihar, died after a prolonged illness on Monday. He was 82. In a video shared by ANI, rifles failed to fire during the state funeral of the former CM in Supaul. Mishra served as chief minister in Bihar for three times. Jagannath Mishra, Former Bihar Chief Minister, Dies in Delhi After Prolonged Illness.
Mishra was battling blood cancer for quite some time, and he suffered a massive heart attack at his Dwarka home in the national capital on Monday and died. He is survived by three sons and three daughters. His youngest son Nitish Mishra was a minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet. His wife had died last year.
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Mishra, who started his political career with Congress, was last associated with Janata Dal (United). He was an academic before entering politics. Mishra's reputation got tainted when a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ranchi convicted him, along with 44 others, in the Fodder Scam in 2013.
He was sentenced to four years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2 lakh. He denied all charges and alleged that his name was deliberately included in the scam on the instruction of former Congress president Sitaram Kesri.