According to the information, the former MLA was undergoing treatment at a private hospital after suffering from liver-related ailments. He was first admitted to a private hospital in Sambalpur and then shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. However, he breathed his last at around 4 am on Sunday.
Pandey was elected as MLA for the first time as Jharsuguda Congress candidate in 1980 and then as Congress candidate in 2006 1985 and 1995. He joined Youth Congress in 1964. He had helped establish and manage various educational institutions, organising co-operative unions, and charitable institutions for the upliftment of downtrodden people.