This was revealed by the legendary leader and former Odisha Chief Minister’s daughter Gita Mehta in an article ‘Mo Bapa (My Father)’, published in ‘Utkal Prasanga’, the Odisha government mouthpiece.
Late Biju Patnaik had plans to print fake currency notes and circulate them across the Indian subcontinent as a means of bringing about the downfall of the British Raj.
Gita Mehta said “While in jail, my father was thinking of ways to oust the British from India. Then he decided to become owner of a textile mill, because these units required the same colour and chemicals as are used to make currency notes. My father was determined that within six months of his release from jail, he will print fake notes and circulate them in the sub-continent to ensure the fall of British Rule,”
“My father was honoured by British rulers for his act of releasing some British families who were imprisoned by Japanese during the Second World War,” Mehta recalled.
Source – timesofindia.com