This must be a great news for all Odias that a road at Mehul Circle, Mulund (West) in Mumbai was named after Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das, freedom fighter from Odisha.
On the occasion of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday, local leader Shri Manoj Kotak and Shri Prakash Gangadhare inaugurated the road.
Earlier BJP Mumbai Odia Cell has requested Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to name the road in name of Gopabandhu Das from Jawaharlal Nehru road to Ashok Nagar of (T Ward) in Mulund West.
Now BMC, the civic body that governs the capital city, approved their request and named it as ‘Swatantra Senani Utkal Mani Gopabandhu Das Road’.
Gopabandhu Das, known as Utkalamani, was a social worker, reformer, political activist, journalist, poet and essayist. He served his people even at the cost of his family.