Kalapahad Attacked Odisha
in 16th century Kala Pahad , the general of the King of Bengal, attacked Odisha/Orissa ,defeated and killed the last Hindu emperor,Gajapati Mukunda Dev, in the 16th century. He ravaged some of the famous temples of Midnapore, the Khirachora Gopinath temple of Balasore, the Khiching temple of Mayurbhanj, the temples of Konark Bhubaneswar, Puri, Jajpur & Cuttack. Then he attacked Sambalpur.
Kalapahad revenge over Mukundadeva and attacked Orissa. He defeated Mukundadeva and sacked major towns and religious places of Orissa including hijli, Cuttack, Jajpur, Sambalpur, Konark, Ekamrakhsetra, Puri etc. in 1568.
Islam first arrived in the Eastern Indian state of Orissa in the 16th century after the invasion of a Brahman named Kala Paharh, and a Hindu convert to Islam, a vassal of Suleiman Kirrani the Sultanate of Bengal, after defeat and death of Raja Mukund Dev of Cuttack in 1568 CE.
Suleiman Kirrani was the Governor of Bengal appointed by Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. Kirrani was invited by Raja Mukund Dev to defeat Raja Ramchandra Bhanja the Gajapati King of Orissa, his arch enemy.