Naveen Pays Tribute To “Utkal Keshari” Harekrushna Mahatab

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to great freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Odisha Utkal Keshari Dr Harekrushna Mahatab on his birth anniversary today.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the CM said, “He will always be remembered for his unparalleled contribution to the world of journalism and literature with the construction of modern Odisha.”

Harekrushna Mahatab was a leader of the Indian National Congress, a notable figure in the Indian independence movement and the Chief Minister of Odisha from 1946 to 1950 and again from 1956 to 1961. He was popularly known by the sobriquet “Utkal Keshari”.

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