Raja Vikram Dev Verma of Jeypore RoyaltKalinga Odia Academy – an organisation for upholding cultural heritage and promoting art and literature organised the the 151st birth anniversary celebration of Raja Vikram Dev Verma of Jeypore Royalty.
Floral tributes were offered to Raja Vikram Dev Verma at his statue in Andhra University premises on his 151st birth Anniversary. Raja Vikram Dev was born on 28th June, 1869. He had major role in the field of education in Andhra and Odisha. He contributed Rs one lac per annum to Andhra University. He was a great litterateur of both Telugu and Odia and he was awarded D.litt and was pro chancellor of the University.
The academy had celebrated the 150th anniversary in a big way last year by organising painting competition, seminar on the great man’s life, building sand sculpture on RK beach in the city.
Mayank Devi. of erstwhile royal family of Jeypore and INTACH president Vizag chapter and her daughter Advocate Latika Registrar of Andhra University and Krishna Mohan among others paid rich tributes to the Raja Saheb. Founder secretary of the Academy SN Behera oversaw the arrangements.