Odisha Governor’s wife Sushila Devi passes away


Bhubaneswar: Sushila Devi, wife of Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday night.

The First Lady of the State was undergoing treatment at the SUM Ultimate hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 on November 2.

“With profound grief and heavy heart, we inform that the First Lady of the State Smt Sushila Devi passed away yesterday night. Let us pray for the departed holy soul. Om Shanti!,” the Governor’s office tweeted.

Governor Lal, his wife and four others of the family had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

Condolences poured in after Sushila Devi’s death.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Busan Harichandan, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik, and Odisha BJP president Samir Mohanty and several other leaders expressed grief at the passing away of Sushila Devi.

Chief Minister described her as a very warm and pious person.

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan said that she was a warm and kind person and actively participated in several programmes for the welfare of the poor and needy.

Union Steel and PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his shock and deep grief at the death of Odisha Governor’s wife.

“Deeply saddened to hear about the sudden demise of our First Lady, Smt Sushila Devi Ji. My deepest condolences to His Excellency, the family, and the nation as a whole. My thoughts and prayers with the near and dear ones. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted Odisha Assembly speaker Surjya Narayan Patro.