Kendrapara, June 11 (LocalWire): Kumar Chandra Mishra, a 97-year-old freedom fighter from Nikirei village in Kendrapara district, passed away after a year-long illness here on Monday evening.
Mishra who had worked along with the noted freedom fighters Malati Chaudhury, Nabakrushna Chaudhury, Harekrushna Mahatab, Rama Devi and others during the freedom movement was imprisoned for two years during the Quit India movement from 1942 to 1944.
A man of principles, who believed in social justice, he also led a movement against the Raja of Kanika, and organized farmers to fight against his tyranny and injustice.
The veteran freedom fighter is survived by a son and three daughters.
District Freedom Fighters’ Association president Nakul Das, former minister Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty, Dr Basudev Das, Manoj Kumar Das, and Kendrapada MLA Sashibhusan Behera conveyed their condolence to the bereaved family and paid their respect to the veteran freedom fighter.
His body was consigned to flames at the holy town Puri as per his last wish.