At/P.o – PINGUA, DHENKANAL
Dhaneswar Sahoo was born on 13.10.1917 in a rich family of Pingua village. He joined Dhenkanal Prajamandal Andolana , when he was a student of class VIII in B.B.High School. In the year 1938 he was imprisoned for his active participation in Prajamandal Andolana for Six months. After Independence he involved himself in various social welfare activities. He established a minor School( 1947), a high School (1960), a Hospital and Tank in his native place at Pingua. He worked as President of Grain Gola Society for 14 years and Director of Dhenkanal R.C.M.S for 10 years.