Bhubaneswar: Abasar Beuria, former Indian ambassador from Odisha, passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here, late last night. He was 80.
Beuria complained of chest pain, following which he was taken to the hospital from his residence in Saheed Nagar here, yesterday.
However, he died of heart attack at around 1 am during treatment at the healthcare facility.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
Beuria acquired Bachelor of Arts degree from Ravenshaw College and Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Utkal University.
He started his career as a lecturer and then as a Bank Officer before joining the Indian Foreign Service. Throughout his distinguished career and significant diplomatic assignment, Beuria was critically involved as a member of the Indian delegation in bilateral and multilateral international talks including Non-Alignment Summit, Commonwealth Heads of Governments Conference and G-77 Conventions etc. and served in important Indian diplomatic mission in Japan, former Soviet Union presently Russia, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagascar
He contributed regularly to leading Odia and English dailies besides authoring five books.