Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will bear all the medical treatment cost Gopinath Gajapathi Narayan Dev, the former MP and erstwhile king of Gajapati who died at the age of 76, here on Friday.

Gopinath Dev was treated in a city hospital for heart ailments for three year and eight months till his death today.

The former MP was admitted in a hospital in Chennai for treatment. However, he could not afford for the expensive treatment. Gopinath Dev was shifted to Bhubaneswar hospital for treatment after the State government decided to bear the treatment cost of Gopinath Dev.

The treatment would cost about Rs 15 crore, said sources in the hospital.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of Parala Maharaja Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Dev.

“Late Maharaja had represented Berhampur parliamentary constituency twice in the Loka Sabha. His death is a great loss for odisha.”

The chief minister coveys his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Gopinath Gajapati will be given a State funeral at Paralakhemundi today and minister forest and environment Bikram Keshari Arukh will lay wreath on the mortal remains of late Gopinath Gajapati and attend the funeral on behalf of chief Minister.