Bhubaneswar, May 9: Eminent sculptor and Rajya Sabha member Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra dies at the age of 78 in Bhubaneswar. Mohapatra was admitted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar after being diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 6.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday had spoken to the son of Mohapatra enquiring about his health condition.
He was awarded Padma Shri in 1975 and Padma Bhushan in 2001. He was also awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2013.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the demise of Mohapatra.