Jayanti, wife of former Odisha Chief Minister and ex-governor of Assam Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, is survived by son Prithvi Ballav Patnaik and two daughters.
The senior Congress leader served as the NCW chairperson from 3 February 1992 to 30 January 1995.
Jayanti was elected to Lok Sabha three times from Cuttack and Berhampur constituency and nominated to Rajya Sabha once. She was also known for her literary skills having translated K.M. Munshi's Krishnavatara in Odia.
President Droupadi Murmu, Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, State Congress president Sarat Pattnayak and many other leaders from Odisha condoled the demise of the Congress leader.