Rich tributes were paid to former Congress MP J. Chokka Rao on the occasion of his death anniversary here on Saturday.

Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar, ZP chairman A. Laxman Kumar, legislator A. Mohan, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences (CAIMS) chairman Ch. Laxminarasimha Rao, town Congress president Kanne Krishna, Mahila Congress president Gugilla Jayashree and others paid tributes by garlanding the statue of Chokka Rao in the town.

Later, the leaders conducted poor feeding programme. Speaking on the occasion, they lauded his principled life as a politician to serve the society.