Bhubaneswar, May 8 (LocalWire): Renowned economist and educationist, Professor Baidyanath Mishra breathed his last at his residence in Saheed Nagar, here today. He was 99.
Mishra contributed immensely for the social development in Odisha. He was revered in the academic circle and frequently took part in media debates as an expert.
In 1949, Mishra started his career as a lecturer at Ravenshaw University and later worked at Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology as agriculture economics professor.
Mishra was the Vice-chancellor of OUAT from 1981-1985. Later, from 1985 to 1990, he was appointed the State Planning Board chairman.
Naveen Patnaik tweeted, ‘Deeply saddened by the demise of eminent educationist and economist, Baidyanath Mishra. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.’
Several well-known personalities and leaders visited his house to pay their last respects.