Naveen pays tribute to Utkalmani on his 142nd birth anniversary

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to the iconic legend Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das on his 142nd birth anniversary here on Wednesday.

The birth anniversary of legendary Odia freedom fighter Utkalmani is commemorated as Gopabandhu Jayanti across the state on this day.

Naveen took to Twitter and wrote: “My tribute to late Utkalmani Pt Gopabandhu Das. His entire life, devoted to Odisha, is a great inspiration for all of us”.

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Gopabandhu Das, known for his selfless service to people, was born at Suando villager under Satyabadi block in Puri district on this day in 1877. He died on June 17, 1928. Das was the founder editor of the vernacular daily “Samaj”.

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