Nilaram, who had been suffering from leprosy for the last 10 years, died on Monday morning. While his wife had died a few years ago, the couple did not have any children.
The central government has been taking measures and implementing the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Program to eradicate malaria in the country since 2002.
A leprosy survivor says that society makes even the cured feel like "untouchables".
Meanwhile, Jajpur Collector has been asked to ensure that basic amenities are provided to the leprosy colony located in forest areas of the district by the end of December.
The State detected 170 new leprosy cases during the Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign (SLAC), held between January 30 and February 13.
Stamens are the male reproductive part a flower containing numerous pollen grains.
Won’t let anyone die untreated, says Padma Shri Subhasini Mistry, founder of Bengal's Humanity Hospital
Subashini’s resolve to treat poor patients stems from her experience of seeing her husband Sadhan Chandra Mistry die of gastroenteritis due to lack of treatment.
A white half-sleeved vest covering his body and a dhoti wrapped around his legs, a frail 83-year-old figure walks with slow, a little wobbly, steps, enquiring about the well being of everyone.