The youngest patriot of 12 years of age Baji Rout fondly called as Bajia sacrificed his life for the cause of his motherland. Sahid Baji Rout was born in October 5th 1926 at Nilakanthapur village in Dhenkanal District in a poor Khandayat family. He had lost his father from a very early age. His mother had to work in different houses just to feed him. During the Praja Mandal Movement in Gadjat State of Odisha, the people of Dhenkanal had taken a pledge to throw out the British rule.