Bhubaneswar: People across the state today paid rich tributes to Utkal Gaurab Madhusudan Das, the architect of modern Odisha on his 171th birth anniversary.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took to his twitter handle to convey his heartfelt tribute to Madhu Babu.
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନର ଅନ୍ୟତମ ପୁରୋଧା ତଥା ଆଧୁନିକ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସ୍ରଷ୍ଟା ଉତ୍କଳ ଗୌରବ ମଧୁସୂଦନ ଦାସଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ମୋର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ଶିକ୍ଷା, ଶିଳ୍ପର ଉନ୍ନତି ସହ ସାହିତ୍ୟ ଓ ସମାଜ ସଂସ୍କାର ପାଇଁ ତାଙ୍କ ଅବଦାନ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ। pic.twitter.com/jBczwyzScc
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 28, 2019
On the other hand, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also paid his tribute by a sand art on Puri sea beach.
Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das is also known as ‘Kula Bruddha’, meaning the Grand Old Man of Odisha. The first graduate from Odisha and the first minister of Bihar Odisha Legislative Council.