|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.
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.