Eminent Sculptor and Rajya Sabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra Died of Covid19

GG News Bureau

Bhubaneshwar, 10th May. Rajya Sabha MP and noted sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra died on Saturday in a hospital in Odisha. Mohapatra was found infected with the Corona virus last week. The 78-year-old Mohapatra, who was conferred with prestigious awards like Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, was undergoing treatment at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Mohapatra was admitted on 22nd April.

Dr Geetanjali Batmanabane, director of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, said Mohapatra lost the battle of life at 3.49 am despite the untiring efforts of doctors. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and others expressed condolences on the demise of Mohapatra.

PM Modi Pays Condolences

PM Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the demise of MP Shri Raghunath Mohapatra Ji. He made pioneering contributions to the world of art, architecture and culture. He will be remembered for his contributions towards popularising traditional crafts. My thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

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