Freedom Fighter Debananda Gupta No More

Sambalpur: Freedom Fighter Debananda Gupta breathed his last at the VIMSAR hospital in Burla today. He was 96.

According to reports, Gupta was unwell for the past three days. However, his health condition deteriorated this morning following which he was admitted to the Sambalpur District Headquarter Hospital.

Debananda was later shifted to the VIMSAR where he breathed his last at 2.50 PM today.

Debananda was born at Tilia Phatapali village in Sambalpur district in 1926. He joined the ‘Quit India’ movement at the age of 16 years in 1942. He was arrested by the British government the same year. After being convicted by the Britishers, Debananda underwent one-year rigorous imprisonment.

The veteran Freedom Fighter was felicitated by the President of India twice during the ‘Kranti Divas’ in New Delhi in 2018 and 2020.