Leaders Condole Senior Journalist Dilip Satpathy’s Demise


Bhubaneswar: Several leaders of Odisha mourned the untimely demise of senior journalist and resident editor of Business Standard (Bhubaneswar edition), Dilip Satpathy, who passed away here late on Sunday.

Expressing profound grief over the passing away of the eminent business analyst of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offered condolences to the bereaved family, friends and followers. “A seasoned journalist with high standards of professional ethics, Satpathy, during his stint at various media houses including Business Standard, has displayed superb acumen and remarkable intelligence to put issues in proper perspective. His demise is a great loss to the field of journalism in Odisha,” he added.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed shock at the passing away of Satpathy. “A journalist par excellence and a fine human being, Dilip bhai’s sudden demise is a huge loss to the field of journalism in Odisha,” he added.

Describing Satpathy as one of the most respected financial journalists among his peers, BJP national vice-president and spokesperson Baijayant Panda said that it a personal loss for him since they were friends since his college days.

Several eminent persons, senior journalists and senior bureaucrats rushed to Satpathy’s residence at the Heera Apartment in the city to pay their last respect.

The last rites of Satpathy will be performed at Satyanagar crematorium this afternoon.

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