Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 :
Eminent cardiologist, writer and orator Dr Kabi Prasad Mishra is dead.
He died following a massive heart attack, sources said.
He was 77.
Dr Mishra, an extremely popular cardiologist, was in YMCA Cuttack for the launch of his book that he had co-authored with Ashalata Chouhan.
His voice got choked while he was addressing the gathering and collapsed on the dais, sources said. He was rushed to the Ashwini Hospital where he breathed his last at 10.30 pm.
His body was then brought to the Apollo Hospital in the state capital.
His last rites will be performed after his two sons who are away in the US reach Bhubaneswar, family sources said.
Dr Mishra was known for his remarkable expertise in cardiology and as a prominent ambassador of the Jagannath cult. His book “Baisi Pahacha”is considered as his best literary work.
After securing his MBBS degree from the SCB Medical College in Cuttack, Dr Mishra got his FACC in 1979 from American College of Cardiology, US and then FRCP from Glasgow in 2005.
He started his career in Cardiology in Chandigarh where he had done his PG. Later he was instrumental in opening the Cardiology department at the Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela.
His fame spread far and wide when he worked at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai.
He was associated with the Kalinga Hospital here until his sad demise on Saturday.