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Chairman of SAI International School Bijay Sahoo passed away

Bhubaneswar: 3/6/21; Advisor of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya and Chairman of SAI International School, Bijay Sahoo passed away today while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was 58.

Sahoo was airlifted to Hyderabad after he tested positive for Covid-19.

Sahoo was the founder partner of SRB & Associates, the largest Chartered Accountant firm of the state, the founder-director of JSS Software Technology Park, the first private software park of Odisha, approved by Government of India, the JSS Group, the IT, ITeS and Infrastructure Company. He was also a Director of Allahabad Bank, Director of Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Board Member of Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU), Chairperson Eastern Zone of FICCI Arise.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the death of Sahoo. “Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of noted educationist and entrepreneur, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo. As Advisor of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, he had a pioneering role in transforming Govt School education. My condolences to his family, friends & students,” read a tweet of Patnaik.

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