Bhubaneswar, April 17: Mother of late Ajit Mangaraj, who had filed his nomination for the Pipili bypoll on Congress ticket, passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar late on Friday night. She was 70.
She died due to the Covid-19 infection, four days after his son succumbed to the deadly virus on Wednesday while undergoing treatment here at Apollo hospital.
Mangaraj was admitted to the hospital after he developed Covid-19 symptoms. His condition deteriorated further on Wednesday morning following which he was put on ventilator support since Wednesday morning but his health condition did not improve.
Ajit was also the president of the Puri District Congress Committee.