Parala king returns Odisha; admitted to Apollo hospital

Bhubaneswar: Parala king and successor of Gajapati dynasty, Maharaja Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo, who was admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai on August 16, 2016 for treatment, on Friday returned Odisha.

The Parala king arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here from Chennai this morning with his daughter Kalyani.

After reaching at the city airport, he was taken to Bhubaneswar Apollo Hospital where his treatment will continue.

Notably, Parala Maharaja was earlier scheduled to return Odisha on January 3, was taken back to the health institute from Chennai International Airport as his health condition worsened.

He was under special treatment at Apollo following his deteriorating health condition at his residence. The state government had declared to meet all medical expenses of the king.

It was alleged that the king was put under house arrest by his own palace manager, Ananga Manjari Patra in a bid to usurp the royal properties. Patra had allegedly neglected the former MP over health care. Gopinath was suffering from diabetes, hypertension, chest infection and fracture in a leg.

After the matter came to limelight, the district administration shifted him to Chennai for better health treatment in August last year.

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After some days, the manager and personal assistant Ananga and her two brothers along with another sister were found dead under mysterious condition in their house at Jangam Sahi in Paralakhemundi, which sparked much hue and cry in the State.

The government had ordered a Crime Branch probe into deaths which is currently in progress.