Founder of Odisha Jana Morcha, a political outfit and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra was today put on ventilator support after his condition turned critical at Hinduja Hospital here, family sources said today.
According to sources, his health condition is grim at the intensive care unit (ICU) at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. Notably, Mr.Mohapatra suffering from lungs cancer was undergoing treatment in Mumbai since last six months. Initially he was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital and later shifted to the Hinduja Hospital.
“His health condition turned critical this morning and has been put on ventilator support,” Mr.Mohapatra’s wife Prativa Devi told Media Men.
Mr.Mohapatra had earlier undergone two surgeries to remove a malignant tumor in the lungs and administered chemotherapy.
The 77-year-old bureaucrat-turned politician was the Principal Strategist of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and used to call the shots till he fell from grace of party Supremo Naveen Patnaik after the alleged midnight coup on 19 May 2012.