Rajya Sabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra, Who Had Tested Covid Positive, Dies

Rajya Sabha member and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, an eminent sculptor who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, died at a hospital in Odisha.

Rajya Sabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra, Who Had Tested Covid Positive, Dies

Raghunath Mohapatra had tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed sadness at the demise of Rajya Sabha member and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, and said he will be remembered for his contributions towards popularising traditional crafts.

Mr Mohapatra, an eminent sculptor who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, died at a hospital in Odisha.

PM Modi tweeted, "Saddened by the demise of MP Shri Raghunath Mohapatra Ji. He made pioneering contributions to the world of art, architecture and culture. He will be remembered for his contributions towards popularising traditional crafts. My thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti."