Nabarangpur: Senior journalist A Jagdish Rao of Odisha’s leading vernacular daily ‘Sambad’ today passed away following a cardiac arrest on a moving bike while he was going to hospital for a heart checkup. The entire incident has been caught on a CCTV camera installed on the roadside.
Rao is survived by his wife, mother and two daughters.
The incident occurred when Rao, a resident of Papadahandi of the district, was riding pillion on a bike to visit a doctor for a heart checkup. Suddenly, Rao collapsed after suffering from heat stroke and fell off the bike. His friend, who was riding the bike, rushed him to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
After the news surfaced, many intellectuals made a beeline to his house to pay last respect to the departed soul.
Expressing condolence over the untimely demise of the senior journalist, ‘Sambad’ Editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, COO Kamalakant Mohapatra and CGM (News) Arabinda Das conveyed heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.