Bhubaneswar: 20/3/17: To be referred to as Chanakya in the political spheres bureaucrat Pyari Mohan Mohapatra passed on 19th.March,2017 evening at Hinduja hospital in Mumbai. His condition was critical since the last few days.
Born in Talcher, he studied B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, M.A. in Political Science, Diploma in Development Administration Educated at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Allahabad University, Allahabad and London School of Economics, London.
He was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) 1963 Batch, Odisha Cadre and served for 35 years in different positions till retirement in January, 1998. During Jankaiballav Pattnaik Pyri was posted in GopaBabdhu Academy as punishment,The former bureaucrat formed his independent party, Odisha Jana Morcha after being ousted by Naveen following an alleged coup in June 2012 and was serving as an MP in Rajya Sabha where his term ended on July 1, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.