Cardiologist Dr Kabi Mishra dead

Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 :

Eminent cardiologist, writer and orator Dr Kabi Prasad Mishra is dead.

Dr Kabi Prasad Mishra
Dr Kabi Prasad Mishra

He died following a massive heart attack, sources said.

He was 77.

Dr Mishra, an extremely popular cardiologist, was in YMCA Cuttack for the launch of his book that he had co-authored with Ashalata Chouhan.

His voice got choked while he was addressing the gathering and collapsed on the dais, sources said. He was rushed to the Ashwini Hospital where he breathed his last at 10.30 pm.

His body was then brought to the Apollo Hospital in the state capital.

His last rites will be performed after his two sons who are away in the US reach Bhubaneswar, family sources said.

Dr Mishra was known for his remarkable expertise in cardiology and as a prominent ambassador of the Jagannath cult. His book “Baisi Pahacha”is considered as his best literary work.

After securing his MBBS degree from the SCB Medical College in Cuttack, Dr Mishra got his FACC in 1979 from American College of Cardiology, US and then FRCP from Glasgow in 2005.

He started his career in Cardiology in Chandigarh where he had done his PG. Later he was instrumental in opening the Cardiology department at the Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela.

His fame spread far and wide when he worked at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai.

He was associated with the Kalinga Hospital here until his sad demise on Saturday.

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  1. alok jena says

    Till date ,he has been working in Shree Shree Borda hospitals without taking fee from heart patients

  2. Da.kiran swain says

    Very much shocked to get the news , our condolence to mrs Misra his wife& family.from dr Kiran swain&archana swain, Belfast,U.K

  3. dr.sudhiranjan Nayak says

    My condolence for dr.mishra, he was an eminent cardilogist, orator, spiritualist , writer, popuar among students for his love towards us, I pray god for rip.

  4. Sanat Kumar Mishra says

    Dr. Mishra lived in our colony at Ganesh Nagar, Talabania, Gandamunda. It is a deep personal loss to Ganeshnagar-ites. May his soul rest in peace. Sanat Kumar Mishra, 29, Ganesh Nagar

  5. R Raju Srinivasan says


    Reading about Dr Misra’s passing away brought back a rush of memories.

    I first saw Dr K.P Misra in 1973. He was a reputed Cardiologist working in the Ispat General Hospital at the steel-city of Rourkela and I was in Class IX. Dr. Misra had returned from USA after completing his post-graduate studies. Neil Armstrong had landed on the Moon a few years before that, and saga of Apollo-11 had caught the imagination of youngsters. Dr. Misra had visited NASA and had taken photos of the facilities at Cape Canaveral. He has transformed the photos into slides and he visited our school, The Ispat Public School, and presented a 2 –hour talk of the Apollo mission. His knowledge of the Apollo mission, along with interesting anecdotes cast a spell on us – senior school class students. I remember his talk even today.

    Later, around the same time, he was invited to speak on Values for the members of the Interact Club of Rourkela, of which I was member. He, again, floored the young audience with his simple examples and philosophy – a very different subject from Science. He used to deliver discourses on Gita for the public in Rourkela – it was always well attended and my father would attend those regularly. He would say Dr. Misra was a “Guru” on Gita!

    When I read an article in The Hindu’s Sunday Magazine in 2006, on Hypertension , written by a Dr Misra, I mailed him to ask him if he was the same who had come to my school all those years ago. And he responded immediately saying , “Yes, I am the same Dr. K.P. Misra.”

    Even after all these years, I still recall the quiet but unmistakable magnetism of the man. May he rest in peace!

    Wg Cdr Raju Srinivasan, VM (Gallantry)

  6. vijay srirang says

    my deep condolences for the bereaved family of an ever green versatile teacher and medical director at ici pharma, those days have given a new lease of life to all his disciples. May his soul rest in peace
    vijay srirang

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