Naveen pays tribute to Krushna Chandra Gajapati on his 127th birth anniversary
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.
ସ୍ଵତନ୍ତ୍ର ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଗଠନର ଅନ୍ୟତମ ପୁରୋଧା ମହାରାଜା କୃଷ୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଗଜପତି ନାରାୟଣ ଦେବଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ମୋର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ରାଜ୍ୟର ପ୍ରଗତି ସହ ଶିକ୍ଷା ଓ ସାହିତ୍ୟ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ସମାଜର ଉନ୍ନତି ପାଇଁ ତାଙ୍କ ଅବଦାନ ଅତୁଳନୀୟ। pic.twitter.com/35IZYCPG8O
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 26, 2019
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.