Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed grief on the demise of noted economist and environmentalist Prof Radhamohan.
Professor Radhamohan, an economist turned environmentalist breathed his last on Friday in Bhubaneswar. He was 78.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Prof Radhamohan Ji was deeply passionate about agriculture, especially adopting sustainable and organic practices. He was also respected for his knowledge on subjects relating to the economy and ecology. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Family sources said Prof Radhamohan was ailing for quite some time and was admitted to the private hospital for treatment of pneumonia.
Retired as a professor in Economics from SCS College, Puri Mr Radhamohan served the state Environment department before joining as Information Commissioner.
Prof. Radhamohan and his daughter Sabarmatee, a conservationist, were conferred with Padma Shree last year for transforming barren land into a lush green forest in Nayagarh district of Odisha.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the demise of Prof Radhamohan.
Taking to Twitter Mr Patnaik said, “Deeply saddened to know the passing away of Gandhian and Padma Shri awardee Prof Radhamohan”.
“An economist turned environmentalist Prof Radhamohan had a distinguished contribution to sustainable organic farming. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family members and well-wishers”, Mr Patnaik said.