Gopinath Gajapati

Gopinath Gajapati[1] (6 March 1943 – 10 January 2020)[2] was a member of the 9th and 10th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Berhampur constituency of Odisha and was a member of the Indian National Congress political party. He later joined BJP,[3] and moved to Biju Janata Dal in 2009.[4]

Gopinath Gajapati
Member: 9th and 10th Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byJagannath Rao
Succeeded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
Personal details
Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo

(1943-03-06)6 March 1943
Paralakhemundi, Odisha, India
Died10 January 2020(2020-01-10) (aged 76)
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Political partyCongress
Other political
BJP (1998-2009),
BJD (2009- )
Spouse(s)Purna Devi Gajapati
ChildrenOne son and one daughter
EducationB.S., (Tech.) M.I.I.E. (Chem.)
Alma materAlagappa College of Technology

On 10 January 2020, Gajapati died in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at age 79.[5]


  1. ^ Patnaik, Sunil. "Scandal buffets Odisha palace". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Tenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha Secretariat. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Orissa Political Parties Yet To Finalise Candidates". Business Standard. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Gopinath Gajapati, Pramila Giri join BJD". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Paralakhemundi king Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passes away". Retrieved 10 January 2020.