Veteran Journalist Dies Of COVID-19 in Odisha’s Rourkela

Rourkela: Odisha on Friday lost another journalist to COVID-19. Veteran journalist Adwaita Prasad Biswal died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Odisha’s Rourkela.

According to sources, Biswal was battling COVID infection for over a week.

The 78-year-old columnist is survived by daughter Rosalin Biswal  and son Siddharth Biswal. His wife Saroja had passed away a few years back.

The founder and editor of Odia weekly ‘Shramika Malika’, had worked with Odia daily ‘Pragatibadi’ as a reporter besides other newspapers.

Biswal was also the founding member of Odisha Journalists’ Union and Rourkela Press Club and president of Talcher Bimlagarh Rail Link Action Committee.

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