List of some Freedom Fighters

 

 

SRI BAISHNABA CHARAN PATNAIK, Freedom Fighter,

At : Bajichowk, Dhenkanal Town.

           Sri Baishnab Charan Patnaik was born on 29.4.1914 in Dhenkanal Town. From his Student life he revolted against corruption and Administration. In 1938 he was nominated as the organizing Secretary of Chasimela at Jenapur. From March 1939 to August 1939 for a period of Six months he was imprisoned in Cuttack Jail. From June 1940 to 28th April 1942 for two years he was in Dhenkanal Jail under detention Act. He was released on 28.4.1942 with a condition to remain in his house as prisoner and was ordered to appear in the Police Station everyday. On 9.9.1942 he joined in Quit India movement.  On 26th August 1942 at about 4 A.M., along with other 18 freedom Fighters, he captured Madhi (Kamakhyanagar) Police Station and set fire the Police Station, Govt. Quarters and Offices at Kamakhyanagar. On 4th September 1942  Thousands of Volunteers under his leadership ,while going to capture Parajang Police Station, Police personnel shoot at them and Baisnab Patnaik was injured near Janapada. After his treatment and recovery at Calcutta he came back to Dhenkanal on 26th March 1946. In the year 1947 he went to Nilagiri to take leadership of Prajamandal Workers and fought against Raj-Dalas and Nilagiri Raja handed over his Administration to District Magistrate, Balasore. On 14.12.1947 he assisted  Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel in   Merger of Princely States . He was arrested on 17.3.1948 at Athagarh and sent to Cuttack Jail for Four Years. He was elected as a  Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly from 1952 to 1956 from Dhenkanal Constituency. He was elected to Loksabha from 1962 to 1967 from Dhenkanal Constituency.He passed away on 01.01.2013.

Some Photographs for his tribute.

BRAJAKISHORE DHAL, FREEDOM FIGHTER

AT : GANJAIDIHI, DIST : DHENKANAL

          Braja Kishore Dhal, the eminent leader of Prajamandal Andolan  was born in the village Ganjaidihi . In his youth   he joined as Sub- Inspector in the State Police. . He left his job and  joined as a leader of Prajamandal Andolan. He became the President pf Prajanandal Andolan. He formed the  Swetchha Sevi Bahini and propagated the message of independence among the people of different villages. He was associated with  the news paper Ranaveri in which corruptions of Kings were published. He distributed the magazine in the interior places of Dhenkanal like Chhadesh, Govindpur and other places. He was arrested from Gholapur of Banki and sent to Cuttack jail. He was imprisoned in Cuttack jail from 1938 to 1939. After the merger, he became the Secretary of  District Congress Committee for 10 years. He was   the 1st Chairman of Dhenkanal Zilla Parishad .

 SRI BHAJAMANA SAHOO,FREEDOM FIGHTER,

AT; MANDAPA SAHI,DHENKANAL TOWN

          Sri Bhajamana Sahoo joined  Dhenkanal Prajamandal Andolan at the age of 21 and took the responsibility to distribute the Krusak Sambad and Ranaveri news papers in the villages in order to create awareness for independence. On 12.6.1938 he fought with the Elephant  which encroached the road for public meeting of Prajamandal Andolana at Alasua hata. On 12.8.1938 he was imprisoned for one day. He was again imprisoned from 22.9.1938 to 13.9.1939.

 SRI BAIDHAR SWAIN,FREEDOM FIGHTER,

AT-BALIGORAD; PO-KAMAKHYANAGAR, DHENKANAL          

          Sri Baidhar swain was born in the year 1929 and joined the Quit India Movement at the age of 13.At the age of 12 he was associated with Madhi Thana Podi, Kacheri podi, Parjang Thana Gherau, and Chandrapur Thana  podi. He  was imprisoned    in the year 1942 for four year 10 months and 6 days. Now he is residing in the Baligorad residence of Kamakhyanagar. 

SRIKANT ROUT,FREEDOM FIGHTER,

AT-MOTANGA MANGALPUR,DHENKANAL

           Srikant Rout took the leadership of  Swechha  Sevi Vahini of Prajamandal Andolan as the Captain in the year 1938. The King of Dhenkanal declared cash award of  Rs. 1000/- to catch Srikant Rout either alive or dead. In the year 1942 during the period of Quite India movement, he was imprisoned with other Freedom Fighters.

 RASA BIHARI SAHOO, FREEDOM FIGHTER,

AT- GUNDURAPASI, GONDIA, DHENKANAL.

           Sri Rasa Bihari Sahoo was born in the year 1921 and left the School after Primary Education. He   joined Prajamandal Andolana  being inspired by late Braja Kishore Dhala and took the responsibility of distributing Ranaveri newspaper among the villagers to give boost to Prajamandal Andolana. He was imprisoned in the year 1938 in Dhenkanal.

 DHANESWAR SAHOO, FREEDOM FIGHTER,

At/P.o – PINGUA, DHENKANAL

          Dhaneswar Sahoo was born on 13.10.1917 in a rich family of Pingua village. He joined Dhenkanal Prajamandal Andolana , when he was a student  of class VIII in B. B. High School. In the year 1938 he was imprisoned for his active participation in Prajamandal Andolana for Six months. After Independence he involved himself in various social welfare activities. He established a minor School( 1947), a high School (1960), a Hospital and Tank in his native place at Pingua. He  worked as President of Grain Gola Society for 14 years and Director of Dhenkanal R.C.M.S for 10 years. 

BANCHANIDHI NAYAK, FREEDOM FIGHTER

AT- SREEMULA, VIA.-KAMAKHYANAGAR, DHENKANAL

           Banchhanidhi Nayak was born in the year 1917 in the village Sreemula of Kamakhyanagar. As an active member he was involved in different activities of Prajamandal Andolan since 1938. 

BANSIDHAR MISHRA, FREEDOM FIGHTER

AT-MUKTADEIPUR SASAN, DHENKANAL

 Bansidhar Mishra. Was born in the year 1915 in the village Muktadeipur Sasan in a Brahmin family and lost his father at the age of 10. Though he was working as Raj Purohit ,he joined the Prajamandal Andolana. During 1938 to 1939 as an active member, he was given duty to send secret messages to different Prajamandal Units. On 29.09.1938 he was arrested under Indian Criminal Amendment Act for displaying Congress Flag in his bi-cycle. He was convicted by District Magistrate and was sentenced to jail for 6 months.

BHASKAR ROUT, FREEDOM FIGHTER

VILL:- SANDAPASI, P.S.-GONDIA,DHENKANAL

          Bhaskar Rout was born in the year 1905 in Sandapasi village of Gondia Thana. After Primery Education he was forced  to leave the School due to poor condition of his family. He had to do Bethi in the construction of Jatan Nagar. He revolted against the Monarchy and joined Prajamandal Andolana in the year 1938. In that year he was arrested from Gondia and send to Dhenkanal Jail for 6 months. 

MANGULI SETHI, FREEDOM FIGHTER,

VILL/P.O.:- BALADIABANDHA, DHENKANAL

           Manguli Sethi was born on 1919 in the village Chaulia of Sadar block.In 1929 at the age of 10 , he joined  the Indian Freedom movement and  propagated the freedom Messages among the villagers. He was arrested from Prajamandal Meeting held in the year 1938 and sent to Jail.

 HRUSIKESH SAHOO, FREEDOM FIGHTER,

AT- LAXMI BAZAR, DHENKANAL

          Hrusikesh Sahoo was born on 12.06.1912 in the village Mahulpada of Bhuban Thana. He was influenced by the Freedom Movement under the leadership of  Mahatma Gandhi, Malati Choudhury. In the year 1936 he  joined public works department of Odisha Government as Store keeper and then worked as Cashier. In the year 1938 he associated himself in Prajamandal Andolana. At the time of Prajamandal Meeting at Hatatota, he took the responsibility of collecting foods for members of Prajamandal. There was police report against him for active participation in the Prajamandal movement. In the year 1942 at the time of Quite India Movement he was suspended from his job by Dhenkanal Government.

 SRI GATI KRUSHNA BHANJA, FREEDOM FIGHTER

AT:- MEENA BAZAR, DHENKANAL

          Sri Gati Krushna Bhanja was born on 01.07.1916 in Dhenkanal Town. His Educational qualification is B.A.. B.Ed.. He started his public service as a Teacher in Vingarpur High School in the year 1939. He left the teacher ship in the year 1946 and joined in Prajamandal Andolana with his wife. He was the first District Public Relations Officer in Dhenkanal District. In the year 1950 he again started Teacher ship joining Koruan High School and retired from government service in the year1971. In his Youth period he revolted against dictatorship of Dhenkanal King for torturing  the people. He raised his voice  openly for which he was driven out from the School. In the year 1938 he was associated with Gadajat enquiry Committee and visited Gadajat villages for one month to collect the stories from the people.

 SMT. BANABASINI BHANJA, FREEDOM FIGHTER

AT:- MEENA BAZAR, DHENKANAL TOWN.

           As the wife of freedom fighter Sri Gati Krushna Bhanja , Smt. Banabasini Bhanja was associated herself with the  Prajamandal activities and joined the Prajamandal Andolana in the year 1945. At that time her presence  influenced the Women  of Dhenkanal. Her works were appreciated by the Great Freedom Fighter of Dhenkanal like: Mahesh Chandra Subahusingha and Musa Mallik. She was rewarded by Ex-Governor of Odisha Late Janab Asaf Ali for her distinguished activities in the Freedom movement. After independence she was engaged herself for the betterment of the women. She has been working for many organizations like : District  Consumer Forum, District Legal Services Authority, Orissa Samaj Mangal Board, District Congress Committee. She was also the Vice-Chairman of Dhenkanal Municipality.

 NETRANANDA NAYAK , FREEDOM FIGHTER

VILL:- DAMAL, THANA:-PARJANG, DHENKANAL

           Netrananda Nayak was born in the year 1913 in the village Damala of Parjang Block. He was inspired by Sarangadhar Das, the Founder of Odisha Gadajat Praja Samillani in the year 1935. In the year 1938 he got the letter from Mahesh Chandra Subahusingh of parjang and joined the first meeting of Prajamandal . He attended the prajamandal meetings held at Anugul and Jenapur and took up various works to strengthen Prajamandal. He took  all the responsibilities of Prajamandal Camp held at Budhapanka, where he associated himself with the Great Freedom Fighters of Odisha , Nabakrushna Choudhury and Malati Choudhury. At the time of non-co-operation movement against British Rule on 09.09.1942, he was imprisoned under Bharat Rakhya Ain for one day and again  for Twenty two days. From 02.11.1942 to 02.10.1943 he was again imprisoned nearly one year. He had written many articles in the Newspapers on Freedom movement. After Independence he was conferred various Shamans by both government and non-government organizations for his Excellent works in the Freedom Movement.

 BAJI ROUT, FREEDOM FIGHTER

NILAKANTHAPUR, BHUBAN

                   In the midnight of 10th October 1938 ,the Police Forces attacked the village Bhuban and arrested some persons without any reason. They took them to the Bhuban Police Station. The Conch of the Prajamandal was sounded by the village leaders. The people woke up and Gheraoed Bhuban police Station with a loud noise to release the arrested persons and leaders of Bhuban. The Police Fauza did not listen the demand of the agitators and fired at them. Raghu Naik and Quri Naik were shot dead by Police force and many persons were injured. The police force   thought that their lives were not safe. So they wanted to come Dhenkanal through Nilakantapur Ghat. That was the shortest way to Dhenkanal. At the end of the night on 11th October 1938 while it was raining , they reached at Nilakanthapur Ghat.

           Baji Rout a young boy of 12 years was in charge of country Boat in the Nilakanthpur Ghat of Brahmani river. The Force ordered him to cross the river by his Boat which  he denied  fearlessly .  The police force became revengeful and fired  Baji Rout along with    Laxman Mallik , Fagu Sahoo . The Young boy was the real patriot of the country who had much more love for the country and he died for the country. He is the youngest Freedom Fighter of the Country.

 MUSHA MALLIK, FREEDOM FIGHTER

VILL:-BALIGORADA, KAMAKHYANAGAR, DHENKANAL

          Freedom Fighter Musha Mallik was born in the year 1904 in the village Baligorada of Madhi ( Kamakhyanagar Sub-Division). His father was Sankhali Mallik. Musha Mallik got his primary Education in his village Primary School. In the year 1934, he joined in the police department and worked as a Jail warder. During that period there was agitation against the King by the members of Prajamandal. Within a few days he resigned from his job and joined in Prajamandal Andolana. He was closely associated with Baishnab Patanaik, Mahesh Chandra Subahusingh, Pabitra Mohan Pradhan and Narottam Das, the prominent leaders of Prajamandal Andolana. He organized Biplabi Mancha with some Freedom Fighters and revolted against the King and Britishers. During the Quite India Movement in the year 1942, a Gorilla Bahini was organized by Baishnab Pattnaik, in which Musha Mallik took the Key role. The aim of the Gorilla Bahini was to burn “Thana”, “Kachari” and other offices. He along with other 19 Gorillas set fired Madhi Thana, Tahasil Office, Kacheri and Forest Office etc. Then they set fired the Khamara of the King, destroyed Malapura Khamara and distributed the paddies among the poor people. Then they wanted  to capture parajang Thana and there was a fight between the police Forces and Gorilla Freedom Fighters. Musha Mallik was injured by the Police Force and hid himself in the Jungle. Then he was arrested by the Police and got the life imprisonment. On 03.09.1946 Musha Mallik and other 48 person were released. After Independence he was associated with Social and Developmental Works. Matha Karogola P.H.C. and many Primary and M.E. Schools have been established by him. On 19th May 1961 he died in his village.