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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid his tribute to eminent freedom fighter, leader of Prajamandal agitation and former Deputy Chief Minister Pabitra Mohan Pradhan on his 110th birth anniversary on Thursday.
Taking to his twitter handle, Patnaik recalled his love for the nation and said that he will remain immortal for his selfless work for the development of the people.
ପ୍ରଜାମଣ୍ଡଳ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନର ମହାନ ନେତା, ସ୍ବାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ ତଥା ପୂର୍ବତନ ଉପମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ପବିତ୍ର ମୋହନ ପ୍ରଧାନଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀ ଅବସରରେ ମୋର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ତାଙ୍କର ଦେଶ ଭକ୍ତି ଓ ସାଧାରଣ ଲୋକଙ୍କ ସ୍ଵାର୍ଥ ରକ୍ଷା ପାଇଁ ନିରନ୍ତର ସଂଗ୍ରାମ ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ହୋଇ ରହିବ। pic.twitter.com/0QeHEkwdnA
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 8, 2018
Pabitra Mohan Pradhan was born at Poipal in Dhenkanal on February 8, 1910 and took up teachership after education.
He was arrested and imprisoned in 1939 by the Ruler of Talcher against whom he was fighting. However, he scaled over the jail walls in 1942 to joined the `Quit India` Movement by Mahatma Gandhi. Later, the Ruler had declared a prize money of Rs 10000 to arrest him dead or alive.
But, Pabitra Mohan Pradhan formed a Parallel Government with the help of the people. Later being apprehended, left Odisha to meet Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He joined the suicide squad of Netaji and rendered valuable service at the risk of his life.
After Independence, he became the Executive Councillor for the administration of Odisha State in 1948-49 and 1950-52. He passed away on June 23, 1988.