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Shanti Devi, Padma Shri awardee, passes away; PM Modi has expresses condolences

Shanti Devi, an Odisha social worker and Padma Shri awardee, died on Sunday night (January 16, 2022)

Shanti Devi, Padma Shri awardee, passes away; PM Modi has expresses condolences
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Shanti Devi, an Odisha social worker and Padma Shri awardee, died on Sunday night (January 16, 2022) at her home in Gunupur, Rayagada district.

Shanti Devi received the Jamunalal Bazaz Award and the Radhanath Rath Peace Award in addition to the Padma Shri.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his sympathies on Twitter, writing,

"Shanti Devi Ji will be remembered as a voice of the poor and underprivileged. She worked selflessly to remove suffering and create a healthier as well as just society. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and countless admirers. Om Shanti."

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