Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Deputy Commissioner Biswanath Lenka succumbed to Covid-19 at the Aswini Hospital here on Monday.
Lenka was under treatment for the last 15 days. He is the first person from the CMC office who died of the virus. He was also in-charge of the Cuttack Covid Control Room.
Lenka’s body was taken to the Satichoura crematorium for his last rites. CMC officials, including Commissioner Ananya Das, paid tributes him at the crematorium. Prominent personalities like Minister Pratap Jena and Cuttack-Barabati MLA Mohammed Moquim expressed condolence over his demise.