With the deepest sadness, we convey the news of the demise of our beloved Ranjan(Ranjan Swain) who was only 39 years old, due to COVID after a couple of weeks ICU battle(a week on a ventilator) at SOM hospital Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. We have tried all possible lines of treatment but couldn't save him. It is a highly unfortunate and brutal manifestation of destiny. He is survived by his wife Banita and 2 children(10 yrs boy & 14-month girl). As most of you know, Ranjan was an auto driver and was a very hard-working guy. He was very honest and humble to others. He used to work very hard to earn a livelihood for his family. He was the only earning member of the family. Since he was self-employed and the only breadwinner in the family his unexpected demise caused a lot of emotional and financial distress to the family. His wife Banita hasn't come out of this shock yet. Banita now faces the task of being the sole caregiver for their 2 loving kids, after being a stay-at-home mother all these years. It's beyond any imagination what amount of pain and grief they are going through while also trying to plan for life ahead without her soulmate, their protector and provider. As Ranjan became busy with his daily activities and couldn't find time till late evening, both Ranjan and his son used to wake up at 5 am in the morning & they both used to go out and play. Ranjan never misses reading bedtime stories to both his kids.