When the burning flames of Sepoy Mutiny had engulfed the whole country in 1857 among the valiant leaders who had dedicated their lives for the cause of common man were Chakhi Khuntia or Chandan Hajuri. He was a versatile personality. He was a poet, social reformer and great revolutionary. He had a great passion for literature and had a versatile personality. Born in 1827 A.D. on the auspicious day of "Sambar Dashami" in Harchandi Sahi of Puri, Chandan Hajuri fathers name was Hajuri Raghunath Khuntia (Bhimsena Rajpanda) and his mothers name was Kamalabati.