AT: GANJAIDIHI, DIST: DHENKANAL
Braja Kishore Dhal, the eminent leader of Prajamandal Andolan was born in the village Ganjaidihi. In his youth he joined as Sub- Inspector in thr State Police. He left his job and joined as a leader of Prajamandal Andolan. He became the President pf Prajanandal Andolan. He formed the Swetchha Sevi Bahini and propagated the message of independence among the people of different villages. He was associated with the newspaper Ranaveri in which corruptions of Kings were published. He distributed the magazine in the interior places of Dhenkanal like Chhadesh, Govindpur, and other places. He was arrested from Gholapur of Banki and sent to Cuttack jail.He was imprisoned in Cuttack jail from 1938 to 1939. After the merger, he became the Secretary of District Congress Committee for 10 years. He was the 1st Chairman of Dhenkanal Zilla Parishad.