Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (LocalWire): Former vice-chancellor of North Orissa University, Biranchi Narayan Puhan, 79, passed away on Saturday.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
The academic was a native of Guali village near Salepur in Cuttack district, and an alumnus of Ravenshaw College Cuttack.
He had completed his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in 1974.
The psychology teacher worked in the premier Utkal University for several years. He became the chairman of the PG Council of the university in 1993, and was later appointed the VC of NOU.