Amateur tennis player Sandeep Mohapatra, who was critically injured in a road accident, died here on Sunday. He was 36.
Mohapatra, a relative of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, was crossing the road near Rajendra Vihar Apartment when he was hit by a speeding bike.
He lost balance and fell on the road and another bike went over him. He was rushed to Capital Hospital in a critical condition but succumbed.
Naveen went to Mohapatra’s Kharavela Nagar residence to pay his last respects and later attended the funeral rituals at Satya Nagar crematorium.
Popularly known as Bapi, Mohapatra was the former chairman of Young Indians (Yi), the youth wing of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
A well known tennis player, he started playing in 1995-96.
Under Mohapatra’s leadership, Yi, in association with Dilip Tirkey Sports Research and Development Foundation, had organised inter-village hockey tournament in Sundargarh.
Tennis and hockey fraternity of the State have expressed their shock and grief over Mohapatra’s demise.