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Nilakantha Das (1884-1969)

Secured M.A. Degree in Philosophy from Calcutta University. Spurned an offer of a lucrative job by the British Govt. and preferred to serve as the Mead Master of Satyabadi High School. Endowed with a profound erudition he became a legendary figure in his life time. A powerful speaker, his speaches in Central Legislative Assembly and Orissa Legislative Assembly have left an indelible impression on Legislative history. He was a rare amalgam of a Writer, Editor, Speaker and Author. Author of an excellent commentary of Geeta. His epics are considered as Master piece of Oriya Language. A distinguished freedom fighter and a revolutionary, he inspired the youth to fight against untouchability and other social evils. Led the  movement for amalgamation of outlying Oriya tracts and was a symbol of Oriya culture.

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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