The tribal freedom fighter, who was lodged in the jail during the freedom struggle, was hanged by the British rulers on March 29, 1943.

The jail authorities have preserved three cells, where the tribal leader was lodged. Besides a portrait of Nayak, his literary works and letters written by him during the jail term, are preserved in the cells.

The prison authorities allow visitors into the prison twice a year, March 29 (Nayak's hanging day) and November 22 (birth anniversary), as a mark of respect to the freedom fighter, said Senior Superintendent of the jail, Raghunath Mahi.
    
While paying tribute to Nayak yesterday, speakers at a meeting urged the government to take steps to highlight his contributions during the freedom struggle.

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