Bhubaneswar,November 21:Odisha remembered the Nav Utkal Nirmata Dr. Harekrushana Mahtab on his 111th birth anniversay today.
The 111st Birth anniversary of notable freedom fighter, former Union Minister and Former Chief Minister of Odisha Utkal Keshari late Dr Harekrushna Mahatab celebrated here on Sunday.
Speaker of Odisha Assembly Pradip Kumar Amata, Finance Minister Prafula Chandra Ghadei, Health and Family welfare Minister Prasana Acharya, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Raghunath Mohanty, Chief whip, present and former legislatures, Chairmans of different Corporations have garlanded on the statue of Sri Mahatab in the Assembly campus.
Harekrushna Mahatab was born in a small 'vaishya' family in Agarpada of Balasore District on November 21, 1899.
After completing his matriculate from Bhadrakh High School he joined for BA in Ravenshaw College. He left graduation course in 1921 and participated in the struggle for freedom.
After independence he took active part in politics and served the country.
He took part in 'Pada Yatra' of Orissa in 1921, which was started by Mahatma Gandhi. He has written the literary pieces like "Ajaba Duniya, Gaan Majlis,Sworajya Sadhan, Dasabarsa Ra Orissa, Nutana Dharma etc in Oriya language.
Dr. Mahatab. This efficient son of Orissa, breathed his last on January 2, 1987