Pradeep Pattanayak

The fifth death anniversary of noted industrialist and founder-chairman Emeritus of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA), Dr Bansidhar Panda was observed on Monday. 

On the occasion, his son and BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda remembered him and offered floral tribute to the departed soul. 

He took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “On his Punyatithi, my heartfelt remembrance and tribute to my late father. Dr Bansidhar Panda was a pioneer. An NRI, technocrat who returned to his country back in 1960 and helped provide employment & livelihoods to thousands of families in a remote, underdeveloped part of the country.”



One of the doyens of Odisha industry, Dr Panda passed away on this day in 2018. 

IMFA also paid tribute to the industrialist and wrote, "We remember our Founder-Chairman Dr Bansidhar Panda on his 5th death anniversary and dedicate ourselves to achieve his dreams."



Subhrakant Panda, Managing Director of IMFA wrote, "Fondly remembered and deeply missed."