KENDRAPARA: Noted freedom fighter and lawyer Ananta Nath Chatterjee (94) died at his residence here on Sunday. He is survived by two sons and three daughters.
Born at Manakarpur village in 1921, Chatterjee had played a lead role in launching anti-British movement in August, 1942. During the ‘Quit India’ movement he was arrested and sent to Patna jail for two years. He worked with leaders like Malati Chaudhury, Nabakrushna Choudhury, Harekrushna Mahatab, Rama Devi, Saraswati Devi during the freedom movement. His elder brother Amar Nath was also a freedom fighter. After Independence, Chatterjee left Congress and joined Jana Sangh. Though the State Government sanctioned freedom fighters’ pension to him in 1975, he refused to receive it.
Health Minister and Patkura MLA Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, former minister Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty, president of District Lawyers’ Association B Bhuyan have condoled his death.