Ramakrushna Nanda was born in small village in Orissa called Bairoi. An exponent of children’s literature, he composed the song "Ahe Dayamaya Biswa Bihari", which was reportedly a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi while he was at Sabarmati ashram. This song was included in his Oriya text book Sahitya Sopana, and went on to become the most popular song in Orissa.
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