Bhubaneswar, May 30: Former Odisha Minister and MLA from Pipili late Pradeep Maharathy’s younger brother Pranaya Maharathy succumbed to Covid-19 at a private hospital in the State Capital on Sunday morning, family sources said. He was 64.
As per reports, Pranaya had tested positive for the virus few days ago and admitted to a private Covid hospital. However, he breathed his last this morning while undergoing treatment.
On October, 4, 2020, senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Pipili MLA Pradeep Maharathy passed away due to Covid-19 complications while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city. He was 65.
Pradeep Maharathy served as Agriculture, Panchayati Raj and Fisheries Minister in the Naveen Patnaik Government.