Khallikote, Feb 11: The last rites of 10-time MLA and queen of Khallikote, V Sugnana Kumari Deo were performed in Odisha’s Khallikote on Sunday.
After offering state honour, the mortal remains of Deo was consigned to pyre at the royal cremation ground, the Samadhi Mutt in the evening among thousands of locals.
Late Deo’ mortal remains reached Bhubaneswar from Chennai in a special flight earlier on Saturday evening.
After arrival, her mortal remains were taken to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party office the Sankha Bhawan at night. Several party leaders along with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to Deo.
Later, Deo’s body was taken to the Odisha Legislative Assembly where the Speaker and MLAs paid their last respects to the former Legislator. Subsequently, the mortal remains were left for Khallikote, the birth place of Late Deo, for last rites.
A 10-time Legislator of Khallikote and Legacy of the Khallikote Royal Family Deo passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai on Saturday at 87.