Rajya Sabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra Succumbs To COVID-19; Naveen Expresses Grief

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP and eminent sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra passed away today while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at AIIMS here. He was 78.

According to reports, Mohapatra, a four-time BJP MLA from Bhawanipatna, was admitted to AIIMS after testing positive for COVID-19. However, he breathed his last today at around 3.49 PM while undergoing treatment.

A receipent of the prestigious Padma Vibhusan, Mohapatra, is famous for stone-carving work. He has trained more than 2,000 students and helped restore many monuments.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the death of Mohapatra and conveyed his condolence to the bereaved family.

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