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Odisha Freedom Fighter Md Bazi No More

Nabarangpur:27/6/19: Noted freedom fighter from Odisha, Mohammed Baji (Md Bazi) passed away at his residence in Sunari Sahi of Nabarangpur district on Thursday. He was 104.

Md Bazi, who was the 20th among 21 children of his parents, joined the freedom struggle after coming in contact with several acclaimed freedom fighters like Radhakrushna Biswasray (better known as Gandhi of Koraput).

It is said that Md Bazi spent his formative years with prominent freedom fighters like Laxmi Chandra Dash, Sadananda Mohanty and Raghunath Choudhury before joining the Indian National Congress in 1930s.

A bachelor in life, Md Bazi had taken part in Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement at Sabarmati Ashram in 1940. He was lodged in Nabarangpur jail after he started Satyagraha in the district following his return from Sabarmati.

However, the freedom fighter did not give up his love for the nation and joined the Quit India Movement before he was held August 19, 1942. He had to spend nearly five years in jail before being released on June 25, 1947.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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