Former Chief Secretary of Odisha Lalat Indu Parija passed away at a private hospital in Cuttack following protracted illness. He was 89. Son of renowned scientist, Pranakrushna Parija, he served as the Chief Secretary of Odisha twice in 1983 and in 1986. A former captain of Odisha Ranji Team, .Parjia had also served as the Chairman of Orissa Public Service Commission. CM condoled the demise of Parija.