New Delhi, April 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the Hindi translation of the book ‘Odisha Itihaas’ written by former Odisha Chief Minister ‘Utkal Keshari’ Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab on April 9 at 12 noon at Ambedkar International Center, Janpath, New Delhi, said an official release.
The book, available in Odia and English so far, has been translated into Hindi by Shankarlal Purohit.
According to a Prime Minister’s Office communique, Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Cuttack Lok Sabha member Bhartruhari Mahtab will also be present on the occasion.
The event marking the release of the Hindi version has been organised by Harekrushna Mahtab Foundation.
Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab was a notable figure in the Indian independence movement. He also served as Chief Minister of Odisha from 1946 to 1950 and from 1956 to 1961. He wrote the book ‘Odisha Itihaas’ in Ahmednagar Fort Jail, where he was imprisoned for more than two years during 1942-1945.