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Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanjadeo – Freedom Fighter Of Odisha

Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanjadeo (17 December 1870 – 22 February 1912) was the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj State of India.

He was only eleven years old when his father and ruler of the State, Maharaja Krishna Chandra Bhanj Deo died, Chandra Bhanjadeo succeeded to the throne on 29 May 1882.

However, at that time the State was ruled under a British Commissioner till Maharaja came of age; he was formally installed as Maharaja on 15 August 1892. The affairs of state remained in the hands of his grandmother, the Dowager Maharani of Mayurbhanj, until he took charge some years later.

He worked for the all around development of Mayurbhanj and implemented various welfare schemes designed to help the people. He was revered as a philosopher king. He constituted the state council for administration in the state and brought about reforms in the sphere of language, health and administration.

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