Heartfelt condolences pour in for Odisha Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Condolences poured in from different quarters after Odisha Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi succumbed to COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kolkata last night.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to his Twitter handle to mourn the death of the 1991-batch IPS officer.

Odisha DGP Abhay also paid rich tribute to the departed soul and said, “He was an outstanding police officer, an accomplished writer, a compassionate human being and a dear friend. Odisha Police is poorer. He will be missed and remembered for his hard work, integrity, sincerity, leadership and humility.”

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Expressing grief, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said IPS officer’s demise has left a huge void  in the state bureaucracy that cannot be easily filled.


Former Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi also condoled Panigrahi’s death.

Panigrahi was initially admitted to the Ashwini COVID Hospital, Cuttack on May 29. He was airlifted to Kolkata on June 8 as he required ECMO support after deterioration of his health condition. He had developed complications, including inflammation of lungs.

He breathed his last at around 10.15 pm yesterday.


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