Nitish Kumar To Attend Funeral of Rabi Ray Today

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Bhubaneswar: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar among other leaders of Odisha will attend the funeral of former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray at his native Bhanragada in Puri district today.

Odisha is observing one-day state mourning in his honour.The National Flag was flown at half-mast across all government buildings for the day. People from all sections are paying last respect to the departed soul at Lohia Academy here.

Ray, who breathed his last while undergoing treatment at SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack, and is survived by his wife Dr Saraswati Swain. He was 91.