Soro/Balasore: Kartik Chandra Mohapatra, the 63 year old senior leader of Congress party and former minister, passed away last night in a New Delhi based private hospital. The ex minister was being treated for acute knee pain at BLK Hospital in New Delhi. Mohapatra had gone these last week to have his treatment done.
The doctors shifted Mohapatra to the ICU on Friday, after they saw that his condition was becoming critical and he needed special care. The politician was declared dead on Sunday night, at 11:50 PM.
Mohapatra was interested in politics right from his youth and started his career as the leader of the student union of UN College in Soro. Later, he stepped into full time politics by joining the CPI in 1972. As he was facing health problems for some time now, Mohapatra had stepped down from the post of the President of District Congress Committee some time before.
His death has been deeply mourned by the politicians and the party.