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Freedom fighter Goura Chandra Mohapatra passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Veteran freedom fighter Chandra passed away at the age of 104 at District Headquarters Hospital Tuesday, family sources said.

Mohapatra, who was jailed during Quit Movement in 1942, was suffering from old age related ailments.

He is survived by wife Mira Devi, four daughters and nine sons.

was the son of 'Kantakabi' Laxmikanta Mohapatra, who penned the famous song "Bande Utkal Janani."

condoled Mohapatra's death and described him as a "true Gandhian", who dedicated his entire life for promotion of Gandhian values. He had dedicated himself for social upliftment.

"In his death, we lost one of the last pillars of freedom movement. I convey my deep sympathy to the bereaved family," Patnaik said.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 22:10 IST