Biju Patnaik

Founder: Biju Janta Dal


Biju Patnaik was a man with a tremendous personality and deeply impressive as a leader too, One whose- love for the nation transcended Politics.
He dedicated his entire life for the cause of every odiya.
Bijayananda Patnaik, popularly called Biju babu has earned the epithet of “ Emperor of kalinga”  was born in cuttack on 5th march 1916.

Biju Patnaik had completed his education from cuttack mission school, Ravenshaw Collgiate school and Ravenshaw college. He went for pilot training  while he was studying his .After completion of his pilot training he was employee as an air plane pilot in the Indian national Airforce.

He used to help in distribution of relief during the floods .He was associated with Pandit Gopabandhu Das.
The police affined him when he had been to see Gandhiji during his visit to cuttack. He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle for freedom fights to secret places in his plane.

Biju Patnaik flew with his wife Gyan Devi during World war II to rescue Indonesian leader Suharto from Dutch-besieged java.
Biju Patnaik was the chief minister from 23rd june 1961 to 1st October .
In 5th march 1990 to 5th march 1995 he become the chief minister for the chief minister for the second time after a gap of 27 years on his birthday.
As a mark of his profound love for panchayati Raj institution the people of odisha observed his Birth Day (March 5) as panchayati Raj Divas.
He got international fame as a pilot for his work full of courage and danger. He was honoured as “Bhumiputra (Son of the soil)” of Indonesia in 1995.


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