Cuttack, March 7: Veteran freedom fighter and advocate Bipin Bihari Rath today passed away at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack at the age of 89.
Rath was one of the soldiers of Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj), an armed force formed by Indian nationalists. He entered the field on law in 1955 and later went on to become senior advocate in 1987. He was also elected twice as the President of Orissa High Court Bar Association.
He is survived by his son Justice Biswanath Rath, the Judge of Orissa High Court.