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Political career and achievement of Biju Patnaik

Author Affiliations

  • 1Guest Faculty in History, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 10, Issue (3), Pages 62-65, July,14 (2021)


Biju Patnaik dominated both Odisha and Indian political scene for at least four decades of 20th century. A Pilot turned politician, later became a popular leader. He served as the Chief Minister of Odisha for two terms in 1961 and 1990 and Minister of Steel, Mines and Coals in the Central Cabinet of Morarji Desai from March 1977, to Jan 1980. He was responsible for laying the basic infrastructure for development of Odisha. So many industrial Developments took place under the banner of Biju Patnaik. His role to rescue Sultan Sjahrir of Indonesia and Kashmir Problem of 1947, were two commendable achievements of that great leader. His contribution in different areas is matchless. He will be remembered forever by Odia people.


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