Bhubaneswar:11/6/21: Noted social worker and retired professor in Economics Padma Shri Radhamohan passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 78.
Radhamohan was admitted to the hospital following complains in the respiratory system as he was suffering from bronchial asthma along with other co-morbidities. He breathed his last at around 12 midnight, hospital authorities said.Radhamohan and his daughter Sabarmatee were conferred with prestigious Padma Shri Award, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country, in 2020 for their contribution to agriculture sector.
The father-daughter duo was credited to have transformed a piece of wasteland into a fruit forest through organic farming technique. They had been enabling farmers across the country to take to sustainable organic farming.
The retired professor had also opened a social organisation-‘Samvab’ aiming at educating farmers regarding organic farming and the exchange of seeds.
Odisha Government had also awarded him with Utkal Seva Samman for his outstanding social service. Similarly, UNEP had conferred ‘The Global Roll of Honour’ for his distinguished work for environment.
Born in 1943 at a small village in Nayagarh district, Radhamohan had graduated with economics from SCS College in Puri and completed his post-graduation in Applied Economics from Utkal University in 1965.
Odisha government had appointed him as State Information Commissioner. He had also served as a lecturer in different colleges in Odisha.
Radhamohan had also worked as a member of the State Planning Board, Advisory Committee, State Watershed Mission, Task Force on Education, State Wildlife Advisory Committee, NSS Advisory Committee, Steering Committee on Joint Forest Management. He was also a member of the State Pollution Control Board.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena and BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda among others expressed condolences over the demise of the noted environmentalist.