21 March 2019
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Damodar Rout’s wife Snehalata Mohapatra today breathed her last at a private hospital here following prolonged illness. She was 72 years old.
Reportedly, she had been undergoing treatment for a long time in the private hospital. Snehalata is survived by her husband Damodar Rout, son Sambit Routray and daughter Preetinanda Routray.
Senior BJP leaders and even political leaders of BJD reached Dama Rout's residence to pay their last respects. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik too reached the Rout residence, paid his last respects and expressed his condolences to the aggrieved family members.
On March 14, the expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout joined BJP following which his daughter too resigned from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).