Odisha Edupreneur Bijaya Sahoo Succumbs To Post-COVID Complications

Bhubaneswar: Founder-cum-chairman of SAI International Education Group Bijaya Kumar Sahoo succumbed to post-COVID complications at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday. He was 58.

According to sources, the chartered accountant-turned-edupreneur was admitted to Ashwini Hospital, Cuttack, after testing positive for the virus on April 17. His condition, however, deteriorated and he was taken in an air ambulance to KIMS, Hyderabad, for advanced treatment on May 19.

He was under extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment for the past few days.

He breathed his last this afternoon, the sources added.

Sahoo was also the Advisor-cum-Working President of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan (OAVS).

Mourning his death, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted: “As Advisor of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, he had a pioneering role in transforming Govt School education.”

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