Bhubaneswar: Today here at the Smt. Nandini Satpathy Memorial Trust (SNSMT) head quarters the 109th birth anniversary of legendary Bhagabati Charan Panigrahi was commemorated. The august house comprised of SNSMT volunteers and volunteers of few other progressive thinking organizations from with-in Odisha; the same was addressed by SNSMT Chairman Shri. Suparno Satpathy. In his address he spoke about the supreme sacrifice of Bhagabati Babu and also of his contemporaries from the Indian freedom struggle, such as Subhas Chandra Bose, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh among others.
Shri. Bhagabati Charan Panigrahi was the founder of the Communist movement in Odisha. On 23 Oct 1943 Bhagabati Babu was found dead under mysterious circumstances. At the time of his death he was under detention of the British. It is said that he was tortured and murdered but what was put on records to save the gora babus (British officers) was that he had died of an unknown illness.
In this 109 birth anniversary commemoration meeting it was resolved that history needed to be rewritten with true facts from those testing years of the Indian freedom struggle. It was also resolved that a think tank be constituted to super monitor and drive the research work.
Announcing the occasion Shri. Suparno Satpathy he had put out a tweet on his official twitter handle. To the same Member of Parliament and Secretary General of CPI (M) Shri. Sitaram Yachuri quote tweeted the said tweet, with a lal salam for legendary late Shri. Bhagabati Charan Panigrahi.