Senior Journalist Dilip Satpathy Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s senior journalist and Business Standard’s resident editor Dilip Satpathy passed away here late on Sunday night. He was 56.
Satpathy died while being taken to a hospital at around 12.30 am. He was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer 20 years ago, which had relapsed three years ago. He had undergone radiation therapy last year.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled Satpathy’s death, calling him a seasoned journalist with high standards of professional ethics. During his stint at various media houses, Satpathy had displayed superb acumen and remarkable intelligence to put issues in proper prospective, Patnaik added.
Satpathy had begun his career as a reporter in ‘Sun Times’, a city-based English daily, and went on to become the Resident Editor of the Bhubaneswar edition of Business Standard.
He was a bachelor. Many journalists, politicians, bureaucrats and intellectuals thronged Satpathy’s Satya Nagar residence to pay their tributes. His last rites will be conducted at Satya Nagar crematorium.
Hailing from Cuttack, Satpathy came into prominence for his in-depth knowledge of economics and business apart from political reporting. He was frequently seen as speaker in TV debates and at various conclaves.
He was also teaching journalism at various journalism schools.


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