Shri Rabi Ray, veteran socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker, passed away this evening in a hospital in Cuttak after long illness.
Dr.Prem Singh president Socialist Partytold, "His mortal remains are kept at his residence in Cuttak and will be taken to Bhubneshwar tomorrow for public homage at Lohia Academy. the mortal remains then will be taken to his ancester village, Bhanra Gad, for the last rites."
Justice Rajindar Sachar, Bhai Vaidya, Pannalal Surana and Dr. Prem Singh said, "The demise of Rabi Ray is an irreplacable loss to the socialist stream. The Socialist Party salutes and pays homage to the socialist stalwart.."