Ex-CM Sadashiva Tripathy’s birth anniversary: Naveen pays tribute

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday paid tribute to the former Chief Minister and freedom fighter Sadashiva Tripathy on his 109th birth anniversary.

The CM took to his Twitter handle to remember the legend’s contribution towards the country’s freedom and the state of Odisha.

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Born on April 21, 1910, in Nabarangpur, Sadashiva Tripathy was a Gandhian and participated in the freedom struggle. He was jailed many times, but that did not deter him from mobilising mass support in the rural pockets of undivided Koraput district and spearheading the agitation against the British rule.

Sadashiva Tripathy was the Chief Minister of Odisha from 21st February 1965 to 8th March 1967.

He also piloted Odisha Zamindary Abolition and Land Reforms Bill and did his best for the tribal upliftment.

He contributed to the electrification of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri and promulgation of Odia as the official language of the State as well as setting up the Barabati Stadium.

Sadashiva Tripathy had breathed his last on 9th September 1980.

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