Bhubaneswar: Suryanarayan Behera, former director of Horticulture, Odisha, died at Sparsh Hospital here today due to post-COVID complications. He was 78.
After testing positive for the virus, Behera was admitted to the healthcare facility on May 17. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The cremation and last rites were conducted at the Satya Nagar crematorium here.
Born in Dhenkanal district, Behera had served as the director of Horticulture from 1996 to 2001.