Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik

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Naveen Patnaik () (born 16 October 1946) is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Odisha, India and the chief of Biju Janata Dal, a regional political party in Odisha.

Personal life

Naveen Patnaik was born in Cuttack, Odisha,( 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, Dehradun, 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.

Political career

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...
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