PM Modi releases Hindi version of book ‘Odisha Itihaas’

PM Modi releases Hindi version of book ‘Odisha Itihaas’
Lucknow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the Hindi translation of the book ‘Odisha Itihaas’. The book is written by 'Utkal Keshari' Dr Harekrushna Mahtab. Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP and son of Harekrushna Mahtab, Bhartruhari Mahtab were also present at the event. 
 
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP and son of Harekrushna Mahtab, Bhartruhari Mahtab were also present at the event. "Utkal Keshari Harekrushna Mahtab is remembered for his great contributions to Odisha’s progress and India’s freedom struggle. He was passionate about Odisha’s culture," PM Modi said.

'Odisha Itihaas', available in Odia and English so far, has been translated into Hindi by Shankarlal Purohit. Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab is a notable figure in the Indian Independence Movement. He also served as Odisha's chief minister from 1946 to 1950 and from 1956 to 1961.