Bhubaneswar: Eminent freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Pattanayak passed away today at the Capital Hospital here. He was 98. Pattanayak was suffering from prolonged age-related illness.
Born on May 11,1922 at Andhia village in Puri district, the veteran leader was nominated to the Rajya Sabha from Odisha in 1961, 1966 and 1978. He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2018.
Pattanayak was having breathing-related problems for which he was taken to the Capital Hospital by an ambulance today evening. “He was shifted to the ICU immediately but in the process left us for his heavenly abode,” a family member of the noted freedom fighter said.