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Saturday, February 4, 2012

A tribute to Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das - Today is his Death Anniversary

Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das (28 April 1848-4 February 1934) was born on 28 April 1848 in a village called Satyabhamapur, 20 kilometres from Cuttack, Orissa.( now Odisha ) He was the first Graduate and Advocate of Odisha.
'Madhu Babu' as acknowledged by the common people, was a stupendous personality in politics. He worked untiringly for the political, social and economical upliftment of people of Odisha and served his mother-nation as a lawyer, social reformer and patriot. He founded Utkal Sammilani which brought a revolution in the social and industrial development of Odisha
He has always been admired as a great Legislator and Journalist. He was the first Odia to be the member of both Legislative Council and Central Legislative Assembly. He was the first Indian Minister. He was also the first Odia to sail overseas.
He founded Utkal Tannery in 1905, a factory producing shoes and other leather products. In 1897 he founded Odisha Art Ware Works. With his support, the Tarakashi work of gold and silver ornaments achieved commendable feet.
As a writer and poet, patriotism was always been the reflection of his works. He penned a number of articles and poems in both English and Odia language. Some of his important poems are “Utkal Santan”, “Jati Itihash” and “Jananira Ukti” etc. He was also a influential speaker in Odia, Bengali and English.
He sacrificed his whole life for the welfare of his country and people. He spent all his wealth for the sake of the country and declared himself as an insolvent. He died on 4 April 1934. Mahatma Gandhi described him as a great Indian patriot who wore himself out in giving shape and reality to various nation-building schemes. 
The members of AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division pays floral tribute to this proud son  of Odisha

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