Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 22:
Eminent teacher and former Professor of Commerce of Utkal University in Odisha Bijay Narayan Pattnaik passed away at the Sparsh Hospital in the city here on Wednesday night.
The end of Prof Patnaik, who was suffering from lung cancer, came at 7.23 PM, family sources said.
One of the founder members of the PG Department of Commerce, Utkal University, Prof Pattnaik had served the University for 35 years in various capacities as Registrar, Dean and Advisor of the University Students’ Union.
A thorough gentleman and academician, Prof Pattnaik was an extremely popular teacher who was deeply adored by the students, faculty and staff as well.
His mortal remains were consigned to flames at the Swargadwara in Puri late on Wednesday night.
Distinguished personalities and the entire teaching faculty of Utkal University have deeply condoled his sad demise.