Baji Raut was a young Indian freedom fighter from India. He was from Odisha. He is remembered for his remarkable bravery and sacrifice during the Indian independence struggle.
Baji Raut was born on October 5, 1926 in a small village called Neelkanthpur in Dhenkanal district of Odisha. He came from a simple background and was only a teenager when he actively participated in the independence movement against British colonial rule. Baji Raut’s involvement in the struggle took a tragic turn on October 11, 1938.
On that fateful day, a group of people, including Baji Raut, were protesting against the British government’s decision to impose toll on boats crossing the Brahmani river in the area. The British authorities responded brutally, and in the ensuing confrontation, Baji Raut, who was only 12 years old at the time, was shot by British police. His sacrifice at such a young age became a symbol of the yearning desire for independence among the people of Odisha.
Baji Raut’s death had a deep impact on the local population and he is still remembered as a hero and martyr in Odisha. He is celebrated for his courage and commitment towards India’s independence. Many monuments, including statues and monuments, have been built in his honor throughout the state of Odisha. Their story is a reminder of the sacrifices made by countless individuals, including young children, in the struggle for India’s independence from colonial rule.