Naveen Expresses Grief Over Eminent Anthropologist LK Mahapatra’s Demise

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed grief over the demise of eminent anthropologist Dr. Lakshman Kumar Mahapatra, who passed away Monday morning at the age of 90.

In his condolence message, the Chief Minister described the anthropologist as an erudite scholar of great repute. “Prof Mohapatra will be remembered for his immense contribution to the field of anthropology and sociology,” he said.

Mahapatra has served as Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University and Utkal University, Director of Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies in Bhubaneswar and in numerous administrative positions.

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