BHUBANESWAR: Abasar Beuria, a former Indian ambassador from Odisha, passed away at the age of 80, family members said on Thursday
Beuria suffered a heart arrest and passed away in Bhubaneswar late on Wednesday night, said his wife Trupti Beuria.
After he complained of uneasiness around 1 am., his wife, along with their driver, taken him to a private hospital, where the doctor declared him dead.
Abasar served as Indian ambassador in several countries, including Japan, Russia, USA, UAE, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. After retiring, he continued to be involved with a number of literary, artistic, and other organisations. He was serving as the Institute of Odia Studies & Research's chairman (IOSR).
Many state politicians, including President Droupadi Murmu, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and others, have expressed their condolences for his passing.
The President expressed his condolences to Shri Abasar Beuria's family and friends in a tweet. "Saddened to learn about the passing of Shri Abasar Beuria, former diplomat, author, and Chairman, Institute of Odia Studies & Research. He played a key role in translating engineering books into Odia which I released during my visit to Odisha," the President wrote.
Pradhan expressed his sadness by stating that he had an endearing and innocent nature and that his work as the Indian ambassador was unfathomable. He said that his work to advance Odia language, literature, and culture will live on forever.