Bhubaneswar, Jan. 14 -- Cuttack: Eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 63, will be cremated with full state honours at Kaliaboda crematorium here in the city today.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while expressing deep anguish over the sad demise of the great social worker, had announced that Rao's funeral will be held with full state honours.

Rao, who was admitted to the SCB Medical College Hospital here after testing positive for Covid-19, died on Wednesday after 20 days long battle in the ICU of Covid ward of the premier health institute.

"Though he had recovered from Covid-19 but had developed complications after a brain stroke. His oxygen saturation suddenly dipped and despite al...