The Football Association of Odisha (FAO) with profound grief and shock, the Office Bearers and its Members in deep sorrow and condolence on the sad and untimely demise of Shyamakanta Patnaik who breathed his last on Saturday morning. He was 84 years old.
Shyamakanta Patnaik had the honour of officiating as a referee in many prestigious football championships such as the Santosh Trophy, Federation Cup, IFA Shield, Rovers Cup, Durand Cup, Kalinga Cup and many more.
Shyamakanta Patnaik was also a journalist by profession. Has worked for many media houses throughout his career.