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