Bhubaneswar: Former Information Commissioner of Odisha and retired economics professor Padma Shri Radha Mohan passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here in wee hours today. He was 78.
Reportedly, Prof Radha Mohan was ailing since last few months for which he was admitted to the private hospital. He was undergoing treatment in ICU of the private hospital for last few days. He was being treated for pneumonia, hospital sources said.
He retired as Principal of SCS College in Puri before joining as the State Information Commissioner.
Radha Mohan and his daughter Sabarmatee, a conservationist, were conferred with Padma Shri last year for their 30-year-long efforts to transform a barren land into a lush food forest in Odisha’s Nayagarh district.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to Twitter and condoled his demise. He said the economist turned environmentalist had distinguished contribution to sustainable organic farming.
Deeply saddened to know the passing away of Gandhian and Padma Shri awardee Prof Radhamohan. An economist turned environmentalist had distinguished contribution to sustainable organic farming. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family members and well-wishers.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 11, 2021
Expressing grief, Odisha-born Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan termed Radha Mohan’s death as an irreparable loss in the state’s organic farming sector.
ପଦ୍ମଶ୍ରୀ ପ୍ରଫେସର ରାଧାମୋହନଙ୍କ ବିୟୋଗଜନିତ ଖବର ଶୁଣି ମୁଁ ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ମର୍ମାହତ । ରାଧାମୋହନଙ୍କ ବିୟୋଗ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଜୈବିକ କୃଷିକ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଅପୁରଣୀୟ କ୍ଷତି । ସେ ଜଣେ ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଗାନ୍ଧୀବାଦୀ ନେତା, ସମାଜସେବୀ, ସ୍ତମ୍ବକାର ଓ ବୈପ୍ଳବିକ ଚାଷି ।
— Governor of Andhra Pradesh (@governorap) June 11, 2021