Saheed Baji Rout

CM pays tribute to youngest Martyr of freedom struggle

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday paid tribute to Saheed Baji Rout, the youngest Martyr of India’s freedom struggle, on his birth anniversary.

Baji Rout is the youngest Indian martyr, having been killed at the age of twelve.

The Chief Minister said he will always be remembered for his sacrifice and bravery.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also paid tribute to Baji Rout.

Rout, who was a boat boy, was shot by British police when he refused to ferry them across the Brahmani River on the night of 11 October 1938 at Nila kanthapur Ghat, Bhuban, Dhenkanal district.