The mortal remains of social worker and oncologist Bhaktilata Ray, who passed away after a protracted illness last night, was consigned to flames at Khan Nagar crematorium here on Wednesday.

Ray (77) was ailing for the past several days and was under treatment in a private hospital here for over a week. She breathed her last around 11.30 p.m. and her body was taken to her Purighat residence where people in large numbers came to pay their last respects. Her son Lagnajit, a State bureaucrat lit the funeral pyre.

Wife of senior political leader and writer Annada Prasad, Bhaktilata was a popular medical practitioner in the city and was associated with several cultural and literary organisations of the State.