Odisha: Padma Shri Professor Radhamohan passes away at 78
Bhubaneswar: Padma Shri Awardee and Eminent economist turned environmentalist of Odisha, Radhamohan took his last breath on Friday while he was under treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 78.
Radhamohan was conferred with India’s fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, last year along with his daughter for their work in agriculture. They were credited for their efforts to transform a degraded piece of land into a vast food forest using only organic techniques in Nayagarh district of the Odisha.
The father-daughter duo also started Sambhav as a resource center for farmers across the country to learn organic farming techniques and exchange seeds.
It is noteworthy that, Late Prof was the former Information Commissioner of the state.
Radhamohan was born on January 30, 1943, at Rangani Patna village of Nayagarh district. He completed his schooling in Odgaon and had graduated with Honours in Economics from the SCS College, Puri. He did his Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Utkal University in the year 1965.
CM Naveen Patnaik and other eminent personalities have expressed their deep condolences on the demise of the Padma Shri Awardee Radhamohan.
Deeply saddened to know the passing away of Gandhian and Padma Shri awardee Prof Radhamohan. An economist turned environmentalist had distinguished contribution to sustainable organic farming. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family members and well-wishers.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 11, 2021