Bhubaneswar, Nov 24: Malati Choudhury, revolutionary herself and wife of former chief minister Nabakrushna Choudhury, was as a flaming fire like Sun and as soft as the Moon, said Dr Tapan Mohanty, who was brought up on the lap of the revolutionary lady.
Dr Mohanty, an inmate of historic Baji Rout Chhatrabas, said this while releasing a book on Malati Devi, written by former Professor Dr Birendra Nayak, on the occasion of the 120th birth anniversary of the former chief minister on Tuesday evening at Lohia Bhawan here.
” Wife of Gandhian Nabakrushna Choudhury she was a revolutionary. She did not like to live like a coward and preach non-violence. She was an angry woman, but at the same time she was very soft from inside”, said Dr Mohanty.
The proud son of freedom-fighter and former legislator couple Jayakrushna-Kiranlekha Mohanty recalled how Malati Devi was thinking about poor and downtrodden even on her sick bed.
Advocate Guru Prasad Mohanty recalled how Malati Devi was a combination of love and courage. How she fought the electoral battle against former chief minister Nandini Satpathy.
” She was an ideal mixture of internal beauty and fire of struggle”, said the biographer Dr Nayak.
Vice-president of Odisha Sahitya Akademi, Dr Sangram Jena she had struggled all her entire life for the poor and down trodden.
Several intellectuals from various walks of life were present on the occasion.