Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Damodar Rout’s wife Snehalata Mohapatra today passes away at a private hospital here following prolonged illness.
She was undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar since a long time. Later, she was shifted to the city’s Care Hospital. She breathed her last at age of 72.
Snehalata is survived by her husband Damodar Rout, son Sambit Routray and daughter Preetinanda Routray.
Last week, the expelled BJD leader and former minister Damodar Rout had joined the BJP. Yesterday, he was appointed as the convener of State BJP Campaign Committee.