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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 29:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, several BJD leaders including Ministers and bureaucrats attended the ekadasaha (11th-day rites) function of former Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra held at the Rashtra Bhasa Prachar Samiti ground here and offered condolences to the departed soul.

“I came to pay my condolences at this function to Pyari babu,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik speaking to reporters.

Law Minister Arun Sahu, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Das Burma, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Pradip Maharathy, several other Ministers, senior BJD leader Surya Narayan Patro, Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Development Commissioner R Balakrishna and several other bureaucrats participated at the condolence meeting held in honour of the former MP.

“I offer my condolences to him. Late Pyarimohan Mohapatra was always the talk of the town for his work. I pray before Lord Jagannath to give strength to his bereaved family to bear the sorrow,” said Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Das Burma.