Odisha Governor’s Wife Dies 21 Days After Testing Positive for Covid-19
Odisha Ganeshi Lal’s governor’s wife, Sushila Devi, died Sunday night at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, 21 days after she tested positive for Covid-19.
Lal took to Twitter to announce the death of his wife. “With deep sorrow and sorrow in our hearts, we report that First Lady of the State Smt Sushila Devi passed away last night. Let us pray for the deceased holy soul. Om Shanti, ”he tweeted. She was 73 years old.
On November 2, the governor, Professor Ganeshi Lal, his wife Susheela Devi, and four members of their family were admitted to a Covid hospital in Bhubaneswar after testing positive for coronavirus. The governor had recovered from the infection, but his wife eventually succumbed to it.
Born in Hisar de Haryana, Sushila Devi married Professor Lal in July 1964. The couple had 4 daughters and 3 sons. Although in a wheelchair, she participated in various socio-cultural activities.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his deep sorrow over the passing of Sushila Devi and described her as a very warm and pious person. Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan also expressed regret.