Philanthropist D Prakash Rao dies of Covid Complications

D Prakash Rao, Padma Shri, passes away

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TNI Bureau:  D Prakash Rao, the Social activist and Padma Shri awardee who was admitted to SCB Covid Hospital in Cuttack, breathed his last on Wednesday. He was 63.

D Prakash Rao was admitted to SCB Covid Hospital after being infected with Covid 19, 20 days ago. Although he had recovered from Covid, he developed some complications and suffered a brain stroke.

Rao, had received the prestigious Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind for his contribution towards providing education to slum and orphan children in Cuttack.

D Prakash Rao, a Tea Seller from Cuttack, had dedicated his life and whole earning towards the education of unprivileged children.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lauded Prakash Rao’s efforts in his Mann Ki Baat programme and even met hom during his visit to Cuttack.

He is also a regular blood donor and saved many lives by donating blood. Rao had donated blood 217 times. He had pledged to donate his body after death. Prakash Rao had a paralytic attack in July 2019.

Padma Shri D Prakash Rao will be cremated with full state honours, announces Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik while expressing grief at his demise.

PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union P&NG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other leaders have condoled the demise of D Prakash Rao.

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