Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21:
Meera Biswal, wife of former Deputy Chief Minister of Odisha Basant Kumar Biswal, passed away this morning while undergoing treatment at a Delhi hospital.
The 74-year-old was undergoing treatment for burn injuries at Safdarjung hospital in the national capital. However, the septuagenarian succumbed in the wee hours today.
Initially, she was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack with burn injuries she sustained while doing puja at home, two days ago. She was shifted to New Delhi for better treatment.
As per family sources, she would be flown from New Delhi to Bhubaneswar today. Later in the day, the last rites of Congress veteran’s wife would be performed at Swarga Dwara in Puri.
It may be mentioned that Meera was widowed in 2003 following the demise of Basant Biswal. She is survived by two sons—Ranjib Biswal (Congress MP and cricket administrator) and Chiranjib Biswal (Congress MLA from Jagatsinghpur).