Inventor of ‘Chhena Poda’ passes away
Nayagarh: The inventor of Odisha’s very own beloved sweet, ‘Chhena Poda’ (a sweet smoked cottage cheese pancake) Sudarshan Sahu passed away at the age of 86 today. Sudarshan breathed his last at his residence in Kacheri Bazaar.
According to sources, Sudarsan was suffering from old age related ailments for the past two years. He is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters.
Sudarshan was not only adored for his ‘Chhena Poda’ but also acclaimed for promoting the sweet outside Odisha.
“My father has made Nayagarh as well as the Country famous with his ‘Chhena Poda.’ He came to Nayagarh in 1947 and set up a hotel in Daspalla. There he invented Chhena Poda after experimenting with the left over cottage cheese. From Jawaharlal Nehru to Biju Patnaik everyone liked his Chhena Poda and praised him for his invention,” said Sudarshan’s son Saman Sahu.