Bhubaneswar: Renowned economist Baidyanath Mishra passed away at Saheed Nagar residence here late on Tuesday. He was 99.
Mishra has contributed immensely for social development in Odisha. In 1949, he joined Ravenshaw University as a lecturer and later worked at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). Between 1981 to 1985, Mishra served as vice-chancellor at OUAT. He was the chairman of State Planning Board from 1985 to 1990.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condoled the death of the economist.
“Deeply saddened by the demise of eminent educationist and economist, Baidyanath Mishra. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted CM Naveen.
ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଶିକ୍ଷାବିତ ତଥା ଅର୍ଥନୀତିଜ୍ଞ ବୈଦ୍ୟନାଥ ମିଶ୍ରଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଏପରି ଦୁଃଖଦ ସମୟରେ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଇବା ସହିତ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରୁଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 8, 2019
The Union Minister also expressed grief over his death and tweeted: “His contribution to the social development in Odisha is incomparable. I express my condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.”
ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଅର୍ଥନୈତିଜ୍ଞ ପ୍ରଫେସର ବୈଦ୍ୟନାଥ ମିଶ୍ରଙ୍କ ବିୟୋଗରେ ମୁ ଦୁଃଖିତ । ପ୍ରଫେସର ମିଶ୍ରଙ୍କ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସାମାଜିକ ଜୀବନ ପାଇଁ ଯୋଗଦାନ ଅତୁଳନୀୟ । ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାର ବର୍ଗକୁ ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଇବା ସହ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରୁଛି । https://t.co/GjwdBE9f98
— Chowkidar Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) May 8, 2019