Bhubaneswar: Noted Engineer and Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi’s father-in-law Gopinath Padhi has passed away. He was 81 years of age while he breathed his last.
Padhi had served the state government as an advisor to the water resources and irrigation department.
Padhi was born on October 15, 1936 in Berhampur. He had joined the water resource department in 1957 after completing his engineering degree from Andra University. The powerhouse and irrigation system of Upper Kolab project was executed during his tenure and his contribution to Indravati Irrigation project and restoration of Rushikulya irrigation project has been considered as a milestone in his career.