Cuttack (Odisha) [India], January 23 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday visited met family of Padma Shri awardee D Prakash Rao in Cuttack
Rao, a noted social activist passed away on January 13 this year while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. He was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
Pradhan, who reached Rao's residence earlier in the day, said that Rao had set an example by his contribution to improve quality of life of those people living in slums.
"Padma Shri awardee D Prakash Rao is no more with us. In a small city like Cuttack, Rao had set an example by his contribution to improve the quality of life of slum dwellers. It was only a few years ago, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Cuttack, that the world came to know about Rao's contributions to society," he said.
"Rao will always be an inspiration for the people", he further added. (ANI)