Naveen Pays Tribute to Baji Rout on Birth Anniversary

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today paid tribute to Shaheed 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.

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.

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