3 daughters perform father’s last rites in Malkangiri
Malkangiri: Breaking tradition, three daughters performed the last rites of their father in Malkangiri district.
As per reports, the deceased, Sukanta Kumar Pattnaik of Malkangiri Sadar, was admitted to District Headquarters Hospital after complaining of cardiovascular-related ailment. He was later shifted to SLN Medical College and Hospital.
However, he passed away on Thursday following a heart attack. The mortal remains were brought to his residence. Relatives and neighbours thronged his residence to pay their last respects. But the family was in a dilemma as to who will perform the last rites as Sukanta did not have any son.
But Sukanta’s three daughters, Sasmita, Smita and Sangeeta, came forward to perform the last rites. The trio carried his body to the cremation ground and lit their father’s pyre.