Sambalpur: Debendra Samantaray, Edition-in-Charge of Sambad, Sambalpur died of COVID-19, today.
Samantaray had tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment at a COVID hospital here for the last two weeks.
As his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to the ICU today. However, he breathed his last this evening.
A pall of gloom descended on the fraternity after the death of Samantaray. Many journalists have condoled the demise of Samantaray.
Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari expressed grief over the demise of Samantaray.
Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Sri Debendra Samantaray, GM of #Sambad of Sambalpur edition, an immensely talented media person.
My deepest condolences to the bereaved family & homage to the departed soul.
May the departed soul rest in it’s eternal peace.
Om Shanti. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/H6UinWW17Z
— Suresh Pujari (@sureshkpujari) April 30, 2021