Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahato passed away

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Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahato passed away

Jagarnath Mahto, the Minister for School Education and Literacy in Jharkhand, passed away on 6 April at the age of 56.

An Overview of the News 

  • Jagarnath Mahato was airlifted to Chennai last month due to health complications and underwent a lung transplant in November 2020 after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Jharkhand's education minister was a four-time MLA from Dumri in Giridih district.

  • Jagarnath Mahato was also known as Tiger Mahato or Tiger Jagarnath Da.

  • Mahato had represented the Dumri assembly seat since 2000, which has been a stronghold of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha party.

  • In the 2014 assembly elections, he won the seat by 77,984 votes defeating his nearest rival from the BJP party.

About Jharkhand

  • It is a state located in the eastern region of India.

  • The state is famous for its beautiful waterfalls, such as Hundru Falls and Jonha Falls.

  • Betla National Park is a popular destination in Jharkhand that is home to elephants, tigers and other wildlife.

  • Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, is the gateway to Betla National Park and is also known for the 17th-century Jagannath Temple, a Hindu temple.

  • Tagore Hill in Ranchi is a monument that honours Nobel Prize-winning author Rabindranath Tagore, who is considered one of the greatest writers in the history of Bengali literature.

Establishment - 15 November 2000

Official Flower - Sacred Tree

Chief Minister - Hemant Soren

Capital - Ranchi

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