Karanjia: Young Odia journalist Asit Kumar Behera on Saturday succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Baripada. He was 46.
He tested positive for Covid-19 10 days ago and was hospitalised after his health condition deteriorated.
He was working as a reporter at a private news channel. He took his last breath at around 6.30 AM on Saturday.
Behera was based in Karanjia of Mayurbhanj district.
A pall of gloom descended in the entire Mayurbhanj district after the news of his death.