Thousands of people from different walks of life mourned his demise and joined the funeral procession on Sunday.
While the dengue outbreak has sparked panic in Sikarpai, the health officials have initiated measures to eliminate the breeding grounds of mosquitoes in the locality.
Kamakhyanagar Sub-Collector Jyoti Ranjan Sahoo said the matter has been reported to the district Collector.
A dialysis unit started functioning at Sambalpur district headquarters hospital (DHH) here on Monday.
The problems mount amid continuing reports of summer diseases in inaccessible pockets where the CDMO has to rush to the spot leaving behind official works in Koraput.