Makers of Modern Odisha: Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo

Sri Ram Chandra was born on 17th December 1871 into a royal family in the princely state of Mayurbhanj. He ascended to the throne on 15th August 1892. He worked for the overall development of Mayurbhanj state and implemented a variety of benevolent measures to benefit the local populace. Pandit Utkalmani Gopabandhu became this ruler’s …

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Makers of Modern Odisha: Gangadhar Meher

Born in a weaver family in Barapalli, Sambalpur on August 9, 1862 on the day of Sravana Purnima. Educated up to the fifth grade. Dr. Mayadhar Mansingh holds high regard for Gangadhar Meher, stating in his History of Oriya Literature, “Gangadhar Meher is one of the most uncommon personalities and poets in the entire range …

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Makers of Modern Odisha: Utkala Gourav Madhusudan Das

On 28 April 1848, in Satyabhamapur, Cuttack District, he was born. Choudhuri Raghunath Das, Father; Parvati Devi, Mother. Madhusudan Das was the first Oriya to receive the Calcutta University’s M.A.B.L. degree. He was commonly referred to as Madhu Barrister and was respectfully referred to and addressed as “Utkal Gourav.” He was moved and shocked to …

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Makers of Modern Odisha: Fakir Mohan Senapati

Born on January 14, 1843, in Balasore’s Mallikashpur district. Laxman Charan Senapati is the father, and Tulsi Devi is the mother. He was instrumental in establishing Oriya’s distinct identity as a language and literature. Fakirmohan Senapati is widely regarded as the founder of modern Oriya nationalism and literature. He devoted his life to the advancement …

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