() (born 16 October 1946) is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister
and the chief of Biju Janata Dal
, a regional political party in Odisha.
Naveen Patnaik was born in Cuttack
,( to father Biju Patnaik
, former Chief Minister
and active freedom fighter of Odisha and mother Gyan Patnaik. At the age of 7 he was sent to Welham Boys' School
, but later on shifted to the Doon School
from where he obtained his Senior Cambridge Certificate at the age of 17. He attended the St. Stephen's College
, Delhi University
, where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Arts.
He is a life-long bachelor. His elder brother Prem Patnaik is a Delhi based businessman while his sister Gita Mehta
is a renowned author and is the wife of Sonny Mehta
, Editor-in-Chief of Alfred A. Knopf, New York.
Naveen Patnaik is a writer and had for most part of his youth been away from both politics
as well as Odisha but after his father Biju Patnaik's demise he entered politics and a year later founded the Biju Janata Dal
named after Biju patnaik which won the state election with the BJP as its alliance and formed the government
with Naveen Patnaik as the Chief Minister. His mild mannerism, stand against corruption and... Read More