Governor Lal, his wife and four others of the family had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month, and were undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the State Capital.
Condolences poured in from various quarters after the demise of the first lady of the State.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Busan Harichandan, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha Pradesh Congress committee president Niranjan Patnaik, and several other leaders expressed grief at the passing away of Sushila Devi.
" Deeply saddened to learn about passing away of First Lady of the State, Smt Susheela Devi. She was a very warm and pious person. Convey my deep sympathy to Hon'ble @GovernorOdisha Prof Ganeshi Lal ji and family members. May her soul rest in peace," tweeted the Chief Minister.
In a tweet in Odia, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, "I am saddened to hear the news of the death of Sushila Devi, the wife of His Excellency the Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lalji. May Lord Shri Jagannath grant infinite patience and courage to the bereaved family during this time of grief. May the departed soul rest in peace."