Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of eminent anthropologist Dr Lakshman Kumar Mahapatra.

In his condolence message, Patnaik has described Dr Mahapatra as an erudite scholar of great repute. Prof Mohapatra will be remembered for his immense contribution to the field of anthropology and sociology, he said. The
chief minister further conveyed his deep sympathies to the bereaved family.