Shri R. K. Das (born 11th March 1906) comes of Boudpur village, district of Balasore, Orissa, which is the centre of learning and culture, and is reputed for it Vaishnava cult working under the spiritual guidance of Srimad Ram Das Babaji of Nawadwip. Temples And Legends Of Tamilnadu
Shri Das took his m.a. in History in 1930 from Patna University. He went to Burma and learnt salt manufacture. In 1937, he returned to orissa to start investigation into the possibility of salt manufacture, and published his valuables reports on the trade. With the creation of the Central Government service, and he served in many places in India. The last lap of his service extending to nine years, was in South India.
Retiring from the Indian Salt Service as an Assistant Commissioner in 1961, Shri Das accepted the post of Project Officer (Salt) under the Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa Ltd.