Utkal Ratna Bibudhendra Misra: A Biography of freedom fighter from Odisha


Utkal Ratna Late Sri Bibudhendra Misra was a well famous solicitor, bureaucrat, politician, former central minister, and an honourable person of Odisha; who passed away on February 15 of 2012. This article is about a short biography of Sri Bibudhendra Misra.

Bibudhendra Misra: A Personal Outlook

Bibudhendra Misra
Bibudhendra Misha (Nick name: Kuni Bhaina)
Born on 30th November 1920 at Kundheibenta Sahi of Puri.
Father Name: Late Gopinath Misra
Mother Name: Late Muktabala Devi
Wife Name: Late Uma Misra (Rai)
Son Name: Manabendra Misra
Daughter's Name: Tapasi Misra
Education: intermediate from Puri Zilla School, in the year 1936; Bachelor in Arts from Ravenshaw College, in the year 1941; and LLB from Patna Law College in the year 1949.

Bibudhendra Misra: As a Freedom Fighter

Bibudhendra Misra was the Established member of All India Student's Federation (AISF) in the year 1937. In the year 1939, he participated and became a member of Forward Block with Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. While studying in Ravenshaw College, in January 26 1940, he removed the Union Jack and flied the Indian flag; for which he was rusticated from the college and jailed. In the year 1942, he was been jailed due to taking part in Quit India Movement. In the year 1946, he became General Secretary for Azad Hind Fouj (Indian National Army)'s Rehabilitation Committee.

Bibudhendra Misra: Political triumph and collapse

In 1954, Bibudhendra Misra was fully involved in 'Seema Andolan' of Odisha against neighbour states. At the same time, from 1954 to 1958 he was the member of Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council of Utkal University. In the year 1958, he became vice-president for Orissa Trade Union Congress and became a Member of Rajya Sabha. In 1964, Bibudhendra was elected to Member of Lok Sabha from Puri constituency and became Deputy Minister of Law at Jawaharlal Nehru's Ministry. Later in the same year, when Sri Lalbahadur Shastri became Prime Minister, Bibudhendra Misra was appointed as Deputy Minister for Industries.
Utkal Ratna Bibudhendra Misra
In the year, 1967 he defeated in general elections; later in 1971 he joined with Biju Patnaik's Utkal Congress. However, in the general elections of 1971, he again failed to win.

Bibudhendra Misra as a Writer and Stringer

His first content was published in 'Ravenshawvian Magazine' in the year 1939. He wrote many literatures in Odia, Bengal and English languages. In the same year he was been appointed as Orissa-State Correspondent for English Daily 'Hindustan Standard'. In 1946, he became Asst Editor for Odia daily, The Samaja. In seventeenth century, he became the Editor of 'Dinalipi' and also for 'Matrubhumi' for five years. His own written biography 'Jeevana jatra pathare' 'swadhinata sangramara keteka tunga netanka jeebani' 'manisha pari manisha' 'kheyal' and 'matriculation Itihasa' are the most illustrious literatures.

Bibudhendra Misra: Awards & Honours

  • University Doctorates from Utkal University, on 23 January 2009,
  • Utkal Ratna Awarded by Utkal Sahitya Samaj in 2009,
  • Honoured by 'Kalinga Foundation Trust' for lifelong service for mankind.
Apart from these, he was the Chief of Indian Telephone Industry (1967), Indian diplomat in World Peace Meet (1987) at Vienna, Established member of Cuttack Football Club, President of Sunshine Football Club, Member of Orissa Athletics Association, Established member of Orissa Cricket Association, President of Orissa Sangeet Samaja, President of All India Peace Committee, and President of High Court Bar Association (for 3times).


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