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Unsung hero Pursottam Kakodkar displayed at Chennai Airport

Ministry of Civil Aviation

May 18, 2023

Heartiest congratulations on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. In history, during this month, we remember ‘Pursottam Kakodkar’ on his birth anniversary on 18th May.

Pursottam Kakodkar was born in 1913. He participated in underground activities during Quit India Movement (1942-45). He was associated with Mahatma Gandhi and was at the Ashram at Wardha. He founded Goa SevaSangha - a socio-political organization in 1945. He organized spinning classes forproducing Khadi cloth, conducted prayers and pravachans, Seva Dal activity andhoisting of the Indian National flag. He also distributed charkas and mobilized‘Goa SevaSangh’ volunteers and other forces for the ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’. He was tried by Territorial Military Court and was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. He was deprived of civil rights for fifteen years and was deported to Portugal. He was released in 1956 and returned to Goa in 1957. He died in 1998.