Odisha Remembers Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das On His Birth Anniversary

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28 April 2018


Bhubaneswar: On the birth anniversary of Utkal Gaurabha Madhusudan Das, the whole State celebrated and paid rich tributes the one of the greatest pioneers of modern Odisha.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik resorted to the micro-blogging site to remember and pay tribute to this great leader of Odisha.

World renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik carved a sand sculpture and paid a sandy tribute to this iconic pride of Odisha.

Madhusudan Das was born in 1848 near Salepur in Cuttack district and became the first graduate and advocate of Odisha. His birth anniversary is observed to be a Lawyers' Day in the State.

He was the founder of Utkal Sammilani which brought a revolution in the social and industrial development of Orissa. He founded the Utkal Tannery, a factory producing shoes and other leather products and the Orissa Art Ware Works, to support the filigree artists.

Known fondly as ‘Madhu Babu’ he was the first Odia to become a member of both the legislative council and the Central Legislative Assemble of India.

He was also the first Odia to travel abroad.

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