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Gajapati Maharaja Krushna Chandra Dev
( 1892-1974)

 An Architect of modern Orissa. He attended the first Round Table Conference in London on 16th November 1930 wherein he made a fervent appeal for creating a separate province of Orissa on the basis of Language and homogeneity. As an eloquent spokesman of Oriyas, he was felicitated by Madhusudan Das, the father of modern Orissa. As a scion of illustrious Ganga Ruler he espoused the cause of the poor and downtrodden. Later played an important role in bringing together the vivisected parts of Orissa and laid the foundation of United Orissa. He was a member of old Madras Legislative Council, a member of royal commission of Agriculture and a member of Orissa Legislative Assembly.   He was twice elected as Prime Minister of Orissa. He was an Educationist, Freedp, Fighter, Social Reformer and a champion of the poor. He  established a permanent theatre at Paralakhemundi for promoting cultural activities.

Jai Rajguru Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das Pandit Gopabandhu Das Nilakantha Das Biswanath Das
Gajapati Maharaja Krushna Chandra Dev Raja Artatran Deo Biju Pattanaik Chandra Sekhar Behera
Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo Shri Ramachandra Bhanja Dev Chakara Bisoi
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