Odisha

Former Information Commissioner Padma Shri Radha Mohan no more

Bhubaneswar: Former Information Commissioner of Odisha and retired economics professor Padma Shri Radha Mohan passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here in wee hours today. He was 78.

Reportedly, Prof Radha Mohan was ailing since last few months for which he was admitted to the private hospital. He was undergoing treatment in ICU of the private hospital for last few days. He was being treated for pneumonia, hospital sources said.

He retired as Principal of SCS College in Puri before joining as the State Information Commissioner.

Radha Mohan and his daughter Sabarmatee, a conservationist, were conferred with Padma Shri last year for their 30-year-long efforts to transform a barren land into a lush food forest in Nayagarh district.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to Twitter and condoled his demise. He said the economist turned environmentalist had distinguished contribution to sustainable organic farming.

Expressing grief, Odisha-born Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan termed Radha Mohan’s death as an irreparable loss in the state’s organic farming sector.

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