Bhubaneswar, : Padma Shri and ideal teacher Nanda Kishore Prusty (Nanda Sir) passed away at Sum Hospital here on Tuesday. He was 104.
He had contracted Covid-19. He was hospitalized after his condition deteriorated.
He was shifted from Jajpur Tata Memorial Hospital to Bhubaneswar on December 5.
Padma Shri, Nanda Kishore Prusty, famous as Nanda Sir was admitted to the Tata Memorial Hospital after he was tested Covid-19 positive.
He was conferred with the Padma Shri award for his contributions in the field of education.
He spent several decades of his life providing free education to children and adults in Jajpur in Odisha. Having only been able to study till Class 7 owing to his family’s financial condition, he was teaching children free of cost since Independence with the goal of eradicating illiteracy in his village.