Jajpur, Jan 2 (LocalWire): Family on Thursday donated the body of noted poet and editor of Trutiyapada an Odiya monthly magazine Anirudha Samantaray who died a day ago, to Sri Rama Chandra Bhanj Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today as per his last wish.
The poet is survived by his wife and son.
He wanted to donate body for medical research. He died of heart attack at his residence in village Sunguda, his 19-year-old son Saswat said.
‘My father was against superstition. His body was donated for the benefit of medical students according to his wish.
I am happy that his body will help medical students,’ he added.
‘My husband decided to donate his body so that others might be inspired to pledge their bodies after death,’ said Bharati, the widow of Anirudha.