Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s birthday today. He turned 77. As he is scheduled to visit Hyderabad today for the Odisha Investors’ meet the CM has requested people not to visit Naveen Nivas to convey birthday wish. He said that he is always grateful for the love, respect and blessings of the people of Odisha.
As per reports, Naveen Patnaik took birth on 16th October 1946 at Anand Bhawan of Cuttack in Odisha. He is the third son of legendary personality Biju Patnaik.
A Second Paradise: Indian Courtly Life, A Desert Kingdom: The Rajputs of Bikaner, The Garden of Life – an introduction to the healing plants of India, are the popular books authored by Naveen. Besides writing, he also loved to tour. He was much anxious to know about new places. For long, he was not associated with Politics.
In 1997 Naveen Patnaik initiated his Political career. Following demise of his father Biju Patnaik he entered to politics. Then, he was better known as the son of Biju Patnaik. From there, his life took a twist. Naveen Patnaik won from Aska as a MP from Janata Dal. After one year Janata Dal collapsed and a new party came into existence named Biju Janata Dal (BJD). And from there Naveen Patnaik started a new innings with the election symbol crunch.