Puri: One of the senior-most sevayats or servitors of Puri Srimandir Premanand Das Mahapatra breathed his last today morning in the District Headquarter Hospital, Puri.
Premanand Das Mahapatra had gotten infected with COVID-19 a few days ago. After treatment in Bhubaneswar’s HiTech Hospital, he returned to Puri and was in paid isolation. Today at about 5 am he complained of discomfort and was rushed to Puri DHH. He passed away sometime later due to a possible heart attack.
Mahapatra was a known face in Puri Srimandir since he was Badagrahi of Goddess Subhadra. He had also served as Secretary of Daitapati Nijog.