Madhusudan Das(Oriya: ଶ୍ରୀଯୁକ୍ତ ମଧୁସୂଦନ ଦାସ (ମଧୁ ବାବୁ)) was born on 28 April 1848 in a village called Satyabhamapur, 20 kilometres from Cuttack. His father Choudhury Raghunath Das and mother Parbati Debi named him Gobindaballabh. Later they changed his name to Madhusudan. He is also popularly known as Utkal Gourav. He had two older sisters and a younger brother named Gopalballabh. Madhusudan Das had his early education in the village school, learning all subjects, including Persian, from a maulvi. After his early education, he moved to Cuttack High School (later known as Ravenshaw Collegiate School) which offered an English education. Against all odds, after passing the Entrance examination in 1864, he went to Calcutta (now Kolkata) for College Education braving many adverse situations. He lived there for fifteen years (1866 to 1881),
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