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President to felicitate 5 freedom fighters from Orissa

President to felicitate Five freedom fighters from Odisha to attend the Kranti Divas on August 9.
The 5 freedom fighters are Bhabani Charan Patnaik, Dolagobinda Pradhan, Nilamani Samal, Deshabandhu Das & Rabindranath Ray.

Sri Bhabani Charan Pattanayak, Chairman of kalinga foundation trust.He was sent to jail for four and half years during the pre-independence era, and is proud to have braved lathis and bullets during relentless protests against British throughout the freedom struggle. Despite the atrocities by the oppressor, Odisha’s living legend Bhabani Patnaik continued to hold firm faith in the Gandhian philosophy of non-violence and became a role-model for the youth of his generation.
Former State minister Dolagobinda Pradhan, who happens to be one of the few living persons in Orissa who have come across Laxman Nayak during his time,Laxman Nayak was hanged in Berhampur circle jail on March 29, 1943.

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