All You Need to Know About Architect of Modern Odisha


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Hindi translation of the guide ‘Odisha Itihaas’ written by ‘Utkal Keshari’ Dr Harekrushna Mahtab on Friday, April 9, at 12 midday from Ambedkar International Center, Janpath, New Delhi. The guide out there in Odia and English to this point has been translated into Hindi by Shankarlal Purohit.

Here’s all you want to learn about a notable determine from India’s Independence motion:

1. Dr Harekrushna Mahtab was born on November 21, 1899, in Agarpara village of Odisha’s Balasore district.

2. After passing his matriculation examination from Bhadrak High School, he joined Ravenshaw College, Cuttack however left his research in 1921 to be a part of the Independence motion.

3. During the Quit India Movement, Dr Mahatab was arrested together with high leaders of the Congress like Jawaharlal Nehru and Abul Kalam Azad.

4. He remained imprisoned at Ahmednagar Fort Jail for two-and-a-half years and was launched in May 1945.

5. During his keep in jail, he wrote the guide Odisha Itihaas. The guide offers an elaborate description of formation of Odisha. It additionally highlights the amalgamation of princely estates into one state.

6. He served as Chief Minister of Odisha from 1946 to 1950 and from 1956 to 1961 and is named the architect of fashionable Odisha.

7. Dr Mahatab wished the merger of 26 Oriya talking princely states with the Odisha province. After taking on as chief minister on 23 April, 1946, he issued two circulars to all rulers of Odisha states and sought their cooperation for a merger. However, the rulers of Orissa states rejected the concept.

8. He joined Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru-led authorities as minister for business and provide in May 1950. During his tenure he was instrumental within the setup of varied industries, together with non-public ones comparable to Biju Patnaik’s Kalinga Tubes manufacturing facility.

9. Later he served because the Governor of Bombay in 1955-56, chief minister of Odisha from 1956 to 1960, and was additionally elected to the Lok Sabha in 1962.

10. He obtained the Sahitya Academy award in 1983 for the third quantity of his well-known work, Gaon Majlis.

11. He was the President of Orissa Sahitya Academy and Sangit Natak Academy for a pair of phrases.

12. He retired from energetic politics in 1977 and handed away on the age of 87 on January 2, 1987.

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