Harekrushna Mahatab was the leader of the Indian National Congress, a notable figure in the Indian independence movement and the Chief Minister of Odisha from 1946 to 1950 and again from 1956 to 1961. He was popularly known by the sobriquet “Utkal Keshari”.
Harekrushna Mahtab was born at Agarpada village in Bhadrak district of Odisha. He was born to Krushna Charan Das and Tohapha Debi in an aristocratic Khandayat family. After passing his matriculation examination from Bhadrak High School, he joined Ravenshaw College, Cuttack but left his studies in 1921 to join the independence movement.
He was the founder of the Prajatantra Prachar Samiti and started the weekly magazine Prajatantra in 1923 at Balasore, which later became the Daily Prajatantra. He was the chief editor of a monthly journal Jhankar,and other one is Palasi-Abasane since its inception. He also published the Weekly English paper The Eastern Times and was its chief editor. He received the Sahitya Academy award in 1983 for the third volume of his well-known work, Gaon Majlis.
|Editor||Dr Harekrushna Mahatab|
|No Of pages||168|
|Publisher||Cuttack Student Store|