Odisha CM Pays Humble Tributes to Country’s Youngest Martyr Baji Rout on Birth Anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid his humble tributes to Baji Rout, the great freedom fighter from Odisha and country’s youngest martyr, on his birth anniversary today.

The sacrifice and heroism of Baji Rout, who was martyred at the age of 12 fighting freedom for the country, will always be remembered, the CM said.

Baji Rout was born on 5 October, 1926 in Dhenkanal. Rout, who was a boat boy, was shot by British police when he refused to ferry them across the Brahmani River on the night of 11 October 1938 at Nilakanthapur Ghat, Bhuban, Dhenkanal district.

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