Bhubaneswar: Father of senior IAS officer Sujata Karthikeyan, Dr Akshay Kumar Rout, passed away at a private hospital here. He was a noted paediatrician in Jamshedpur.
Dr Rout was a native of Baluria village, under Pattamundai block of Kendrapada district. He was the father-in-law of VK Pandian, the Secretary to CM (5T).
Dr Rout was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. Condolences poured in from several quarters, following the demise of Dr Rout, who was a popular doctor in Jamshedpur and was also widely respected in his native.