Eminent economist passes away

Published: 31st July 2013 12:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2013 12:51 PM   |  A+A-

Eminent academician and economist Prof Debendra Chandra Mishra passed away here on Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 92.

He was admitted to a City-based private hospital where the end came at about noon.

A native of Cuttack’s Banki, Prof Mishra was a brilliant student and bagged the gold medal in Economics from Patna University.

He then studied in the prestigious Harvard University in United States where he received his PhD.

Prof Mishra started his career as a teacher in GM College, Sambalpur before joining Ravenshaw College, Cuttack where he served for 25 years as the Professor of Economics. In 1969, he was appointed Principal of the prestigious institution.

He was also Director of Higher Education and served as Chairman of Council of Higher Secondary Education.

In 1976, he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University. Prof Mishra was also Chairman of the State Bank of India Banking Recruitment Board. He also headed the Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar.

Prof Mishra was a member of the Academic Council of Ravenshaw University which conferred on him honouris causa during the annual convocation earlier this year.

After his demise, his mortal remains were brought to Ravenshaw University campus where the faculty members, students and prominent persons paid their last respects.

His last rites were performed at Khan Nagar crematorium by his advocate son Piyush Mishra.

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