Bhubaneswar: Sushila Devi, first lady of Odisha and wife of Odisha governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal passed away Sunday night.

The governor, his wife and five others of his family were hospitalised after tested Covid-19 positive early this month.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of Sushila Devi.

The chief minister described her as a very warm and pious person.

Chief minister coveyed his deep sympathy to governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal and other members of the bereaved family .