Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odissi dancer Laxmipriya Mohapatra, wife of legendary classical dancer late Kelucharan Mohapatra, passed away at her residence in Bhubaneswar last night. She was 86.
Mohapatra breathed her last due to old age ailments, family sources said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief at the passing away of renowned Odissi dancer Laxmipriya mahapatra.
The Chief Minister paid rich tributes to late Laxmipriya Mohapatra while remembering the great contribution of Mahapatra and her entire family in promotion of odissi dance.
The Chief Minister also announced state funeral for late Mahapatra, who will be cremated at Puri today.
The Chief Minister also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.