An indebted State pays rich tributes to one of the greatest pioneers of modern Odisha, Utkal Gaurab Madhusudan Das on his 169th Birth Anniversary today.
Madhusudan Das, popularly known as ‘Madhu Babu’ was born on 28 April 1848 at Satyabhamapur in Cuttack district. He was the first graduate and first advocate of Odisha. He is popularly known as ‘Madhu Barrister’ too apart from owning the coveted tag “Utkal Gaurab”.
He will be remembered always as an eminent lawyer, political reformer, litterateur and social worker. He is also fondly called the ‘Kulabruddha’ or ‘Grand Old Man’ of Odisha.
Madhu Babu died on 4th February 1934 at the age of 85 and still he remains a source of motivation for the youth.