Noted technocrat Hiranya Kumar Mohanty passed away here on Saturday at age 88. An ailing Mohanty was admitted to Kalinga Hospital here. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Born in Sareikala, Mohanty headed for England after graduating in engineering from Benaras Hindu University. He worked with Hirakud Dam project before joining Steel Authority of India Ltd.His assignments included Technical Advisor to the Rourkela Steel Plant, Mecon and UNIDO. He was honoured by the Association of Engineers for his contribution to the field of engineering.
After retirement, he shifted to Pondicherry. He was also associated with Gandhi Peace Foundation and Sri Aurobindo Society. He was cremated at Satya Nagar cremation ground here.