Bhubaneswar: Senior journalist and resident editor of English daily Business Standard (Odisha edition), Dillip Satpathy, passed away here on late Sunday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 56.
According to reports, Satpathy suffered from cardiac arrest at around 12.30 AM and immediately he was rushed to a city-based private hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
Sources informed the scribe was battling against cancer since long. He opted to remain a bachelor till his last breath.
He had started his career as a reporter with Odisha Sun Times, a broadsheet published by Sambad group.
A pall of gloom has descended in the media fraternity following the untimely demise of Dillip Satpathy.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his condolence on the death of Satpathy. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and several other leaders also condoled his death.