Editor of Odia daily passes away


Bhubaneswar: Senior journalist and Editor of Odia daily ‘Ajikali’ Bismaya Mohanty passed away last night at Puri following cardiac arrest. He was 62.

Family sources said Mohanty had gone to Puri with his wife to offer prayers at the Lord Jagannath Temple when he complained of chest pain and suffered a massive cardiac arrest.

His body was brought here from Puri this morning on way to his village in Balasore district. The journalists and well wishers paid their last tribute to the departed soul.

Mohanty was the Odisha unit President of All India Small and Medium Newspaper Federation and had worked for the development of small and medium newspapers in the state,

His wife Bijay Laxmi Mohanty is also publisher and Editor of language daily “Sambad Bahika”. A sea of sorrow descended on media circles here after the news about Mohanty’s demise spread.

He was cremated today at his village Saradanga under Khairi block in Balasore district. Mohanty is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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