Gopabandhu Das [Utkala Mani] (9 October 1877-17 June 1928 / Suando Village, Puri, Orissa / India)
Gopabandhu Dash known as Utkalamani (Gem of Orissa) was a defining social worker who excelled in the field of politics as well as literature.
The Revolutionary Student
Born on 9 October 1877 to Swarnamayee Devi and Shree Daitari Dash in Suando Village, near Puri, Orissa, Gopabandhu was a legend in the Indian culture. He served his people even at the cost of his family. At the age of twelve, he married Apti, but continued his education. After completion of primary education, he joined Puri Zilla School in 1893, where he met his teacher Mukhtiar Ramachandra Dash, who was not only a genius but also a nationalist. It was at this school and with this teacher that ... more »
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