Sydney: Indian Consul General in Melbourne Dr Subhakanta Behera has reportedly died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Subhakanta Behera, who holds a doctorate from England`s prestigious Oxford University, was appointed the Indian Consul General for Melbourne in May last year.
He leaves behind wife Rajashree, son Ananya and daughter Amruta.
According to the Courier-Mail, the son of Dr Behera said his dad collapsed after his routine treadmill workout.
“He had just finished on the treadmill – he does 30 minutes every day – when he got a glass of water,” he said.
“As he was talking to mum in the kitchen, he just collapsed,” he added.
According to the report, Dr Behera, who originates from Bhubaneshwar, graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University before starting his diplomatic career in Moscow.
He also worked in Uzbekistan, then Bulgaria and Washington DC, America, before returning to India`s capital, New Dehli, as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
He has also published six fiction stories, two poetry anthologies, three essay collections and an English novel as well as two academic papers and several articles in international journals.