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Laxmi Indira Panda

(1930 – 2008) – (Odisha)

Captain Laxmi Indira Panda (Aged 78) was born in Rangoon, Burma, India in 1930. She was an Indian revolutionary and one of the youngest members of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. Panda was the only Odia woman to serve in the INA.

At the age of 14, Panda joined the Rani of Jhansi Regiment of the Indian National Army and fought against British rule in India. After her death in October 2008, the government of Odisha announced that a statue would be installed in Jeypore in her memory. On October 25, 2008, she was conferred with the Rashtriya Swantantra Sainik Samman, the highest title conferred on a freedom fighter in India. Panda passed away on October 7, 2008.