New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the Hindi version of ‘Odisha Itihaas’ in Delhi on Friday.
The book was written by former Odisha Chief Minister and ‘Utkal Keshari’ Dr Harekrushna Mahtab.
Available in Odia and English so far, the book has been translated into Hindi by Shankarlal Purohit
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab were present during the release function at Ambedkar International Center at Janpath. The event was organised by Harekrushna Mahtab Foundation.
Mahtab wrote the book ‘Odisha Itihaas’ in Ahmednagar Fort Jail, where he was imprisoned for more than two years during 1942-1945.
A notable figure in the Indian Independence Movement, he also served as the Chief Minister of Odisha from 1946 to 1950 and from 1956 to 1961.