Monday, June 14, 2010

Senior painter and Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi Secretary Byomakesh Mohanty passed away at his home town of Cuttack on Monday


BHUBANESWAR: Senior painter and Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi Secretary Byomakesh Mohanty passed away at his home town of Cuttack on Monday afternoon following a massive heart attack. He was 53 and is survived by a son and his wife.

Family sources said that he was fine and talking on his cell phone while suddenly he complained of chest pain and fell down on the floor. The doctor, who was called in, declared him dead.

Mohanty, who studied art in Benaras Hindu University, served as a faculty member at Government College of Art and Craft, Khallikote and was the Head of the Department of Painting at the B.K.College of Art and Craft here before being appointed as the Akademi's secretary this year.

SOURCE: The Hindu

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