Bhubaneswar: Cutting across party lines, politicians from all over the State paid rich tributes to former Chief Minister Janaki Ballav Patnaik on the occasion of his first death anniversary on Thursday.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled a 10-ft statue in 2016 of the three-time chief minister at a park named after him at Khurda.
Born on January 3, 1927, at Rameswar town in Khordha region, Patnaik was the Chief Minister of Odisha for two sequential terms from 1980 to 1989 and afterward again from 1995 to 1999.
He was chosen to the Lok Sabha without precedent for 1971 and turned into an association serve in the Indira Gandhi government. He was the clergyman for Civil Aviation when he was picked by Indira to wind up Chief Minister of Odisha in 1980.
He was delegated the Governor of Assam in 2009 and was among a couple of Governors named by the UPA government, who were permitted to finish their full term by the NDA government drove by Narendra Modi government.