Naveen pays tribute to Krushna Chandra Gajapati on his 127th birth anniversary

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid glowing tributes to legendary leader and architect of independent Odisha, Krushna Chandra Gajapati on his 127th birth anniversary today.

Patnaik took to his Twitter account to pay tributes to the legendary leader.

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Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Dev, the scion of the great Ganga Dynasty of Paralakhemundi, was born on 26 April 1892 to the King of Paralakhemundi Goura Chandra Gajapati and Radhamani Devi.

Krushna Chandra Gajapati honorably known as Maharaja Sir Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayana Dev was a key personality and regarded as the architect of an Independent United Odisha.

Sir Gajapati was a scion of the great Ganga Dynasty of Paralakhemundi, a Great Freedom Fighter, the first Prime Minister of Odisha Province in British India and one of the founding fathers of the Indian Constitution, being a Member of the Constituent Assembly of India.

The present-day Gajapati District of Odisha which was earlier a part of the historic Ganjam district was named after him.

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