Publisher Dandapani Mishra passes away

Bhubaneswar, Oct 30: Veteran journalist and publisher of Odia Daily "Dharitri" and English Daily "Orissa Post" Dandapani Mishra is no more. He breathed his last following a prolonged illness at 11 PM on Wednesday at the Capital Hospital here. He was 97.

The youngest son of Mishra, Kaminikant Mishra and other family members were present when he breathed his last at the hospital. His wife Savitri Devi had passed away in 2010.

Born on March 1917 at Sarankul in Nayagarh disrict, Mishra had also participated in the freedom struggle. He was also a poet. He had been honoured with several awards for journalism and poetry.