"PM expressed sadness over the passing away of Lok Sabha MP Hemendra Chandra Singh and extends condolences to the family of the deceased," said a tweet from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
Singh, a first time MP of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), died of sepsis and multiple organ failure at a private hospital here early Friday, family sources said. He was 47.
A scion of the Nayagarh royal family, Singh represented the Kandhamal constituency in the Lok Sabha. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.