Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s First Lady and Governor Prof.Ganeshi Lal wife, Susheela Devi passed away under treatment at a private hospital here on Sunday night. She was 78 years-old.

The Governor’s office informed this on social media today.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed grief over demise of the First Lady of State.

In his condolence message, the Chief Minister Naveen Pattanik termed First Lady as a very warm and pious person.

“I am deeply saddened to learn about passing away of First Lady of the State, Smt Susheela Devi. She was a very warm and pious person. Convey my deep sympathy to Hon’ble Prof Ganeshi Lal ji and family members. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted Pattanik.

Notably, the Prof. Ganeshi Lal , First Lady of the State, and four of their family members had tested positive for COVID-19 on November 1 and were undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the capital city..

“I am deeply saddened by the untimely demise  of the death of Sushila Devi, the wife of Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lalji. May Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannath grant infinite patience and courage to the bereaved family during this time of grief,” tweeted Pradhan in Odia.

Besides, political leaders of different parties and intellectuals have also mourned her death.