Sambalpur:9/6/18; Veteran journalist Prashant Mohanty passed away at his residence in Sambalpur on Friday following old-age related illness, his family members said.
Mohanty, who meritoriously served for the Odia daily the Samaja, was 84. He is survived by his 80-year-old spouse.
e was suffering from old-age ailments. He was ill for quite some time, according to his family sources.
He was one of the founders of Sambalpur edition of the Samaja. Widely regarded for raising issues on corruption in public places, he had highlighted the plight of people displaced by multi-purpose Hirakud dam project.
Journalist fraternities have expressed deep condolence over his demise.