Debraj Baral, popularly known as the King of the Sourik area of Kamakshanagar sub-division, has passed away. As chairman of the Panchayat Samiti, twice Sarpanch of Batgaon Gram Panchayat, he was very popular.Once a popular Congress leader, Mr. Baral, who is well known throughout the region, has done a lot for agriculture and farmers. KP Singhdeo of the Brigade and Kailash Chandra Mohapatra, the then MLA of Kamakshanagar, are considered to be the political gurus."In his absence, the Sauris have lost an intelligent, intelligent politician and social activist at the same time," said a local resident. His last rites were performed at the village cemetery in Batgaon, while the mourning of Debraj Baral has cast a shadow of deep mourning over Kamakshanagar and Kankadahad.