Cuttack, Jan. 14 -- Mortal remains of noted social activist Padma Shri D Prakash Rao, who passed away yesterday, were consigned to flames as the body was cremated at Kaliaboda crematorium in Odisha's Cuttack city, today.

The last rites were performed with full state honours as directed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Political leaders cutting across party lines and well wishers gathered at the crematorium and bid tearful adieuto thedeparted soul.

Rao passed away while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here, yesterday. He was 63. Rao is survived by his wife and two daughters. The social worker died following a brain stroke, informed family sources.

He was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital after t...