State secretariat member of the CPI (M) Ali Kishore Patnaik and his brothers donated eyes of their father, G.N. Patnaik, who passed away in the city on Wednesday morning. Dignitaries of the city and leaders of different political parties, including State revenue minister Surya Narayan Patra paid homage to the departed soul.

At the request of his family members, ophthalmologists from MKCG Medical College and Hospital reached the residence of Patnaik to collect the corneas of his departed father.