Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid his final tribute to former Rajya Sabha MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra after the body reached the Biju Patnaik airport in the afternoon here.
Besides, top political pioneers slicing crosswise over partyline hurried to the airplane terminal to have last darshan of Odisha Jan Morcha boss and previous BJD strategist Mohapatra.
BJD pioneers including School and Mass Education Minister Debi Mishra, Higher Education Minister Pradip Panigrahi, Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das, Finance Minister Pradip Amat, BJD VP Surya Narayan Patro, previous clergyman Atanu Sabyasachi had gone to the airplane terminal to pay tribute to the pioneer.
The official turned-legislator Mohapatra had inhaled his last at Mumbai-based Hinduja Hospital the previous evening. He was experiencing treatment for lungs growth.
His mortal was conveyed to his habitation at Sahid Nagar for permitting open to pay tribute to the pioneer.
Earlier in the day, Patnaik had condoled the death of his former party leader Mohapatra.
He termed Mohapatra a great politician. “He had proved his mettle in Odisha politics. My sympathies are with the bereaved family members of Mohapatra”, he said.