Bhubaneswar, May 11: Former bureaucrat and Secretary of Cultural department Gopinath Mohanty, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at around 6:45 pm.
He was 73. He was the husband of Korei MLA Sanchita Mohanty.
Born on 2nd February 1982 at Shrigang village of Remuna block in Balasore district, he was a researcher of Lord Jagannath culture and the Founder President of Shree Jagannath Sanskruti Parisad, Odisha.
He was also the president of Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Sansad.
A pall of gloom descended on demise of Mohanty.