Rajya Sabha MP Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra dies of Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP and Eminent Sculptor Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra died today afternoon while undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. He was 78.

Mohapatra had been undergoing treatment at AIIMS after being afflicted with Covid-19 disease.

Dr Sachidanand Mohanty AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Superintendent informed Mohapatra passed away at 3:49 PM today.

Mohapatra was admitted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar on April 22 and shifted to ICU of the hospital on April 25. He was put on ventilator support as his health condition worsened, added the hospital Superintendent.

A team of four doctors was supervising his treatment at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar.

Born in Puri on March 24, 1943, Mohapatra was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2013.

He also received the Padma Shri award in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan award in 2001.

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