Bargarh: Former Additional Director General of Prasar Bharati Abhaya Kumar Padhi succumbed to COVID-19 here on Monday.
The 71-year-old Padhi breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a COVID Hospital in Bargarh town.
He was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few days ago.
Padhi had joined Prasar Bharati in the year 1976. He had also worked with All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD).
He started his career in the broadcasting agency after completion of his Graduation from Gangadhar Meher College in 1970 and Post Graduation (PG) from Sambalpur University. Linguistics and Phonetics was his special paper in PG course in English.
He was also a former guest faculty at IIMC, Dhenkanal.