Sahoo was initially admitted to a private hospital in Cuttack, Odisha after he had tested positive for Covid-19. Later, he was airlifted to a private-run hospital in Hyderabad as his condition deteriorated.
He breathed his last at around 1. 18 pm today while undergoing treatment, sources said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his grief over the death of Sahoo.
“Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of noted educationist and entrepreneur, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo. As Advisor of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, he had a pioneering role in transforming Govt School education. My condolences to his family, friends & students,” Patnaik tweeted.