The Legend of Biju Patnaik: An Inspiring Journey through Rare Photographs

Bhubaneswar: Today is the birth anniversary of legendary leader and maker of modern Odisha Biju Patnaik. On this occasion, Newsroom Odisha brings to you some rare images that personify the life and times of the former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik who is also known as the Tall Man of Odisha.

Biju Patnaik with his wife Gyan Patnaik
Biju Babu with his siblings, their families and mother Ashalata Devi  Biju is standing on the extreme right
Young Biju with his father Lakshminarayan Patnaik
Daredevil Pilot Biju Patnaik with Indonesian authorities during his 1947 trip to Indonesia
Biju Patnaik on a trip to Indonesia in 1947
An image of a Dakota DC-3 from the Kalinga Airlines fleet
Swearing in ceremony of Biju Patnaik as the Chief Minister of Odisha, 1961
Biju Patnaik, Union Minister for Steel with A R Sochoed, Indonesian Industry Ministry signing minutes of meeting between India and Indonesia, in New Delhi, 1979
Biju Patnaik with Pranab Mukherjee
Biju Patnaik with NT Rama Rao and H D Deve Gowda
Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Biju Pantaik, LK Advani and SR Bommai at a high level meeting in New Delhi on October 22, 1993 to review the law and order situation in Kashmir Valley.
Biju Patnaik with M. Karunanidhi and M. G. Ramachandran in Chennai
Biju Patnaik with K. Kamaraj in Bhubaneswar, 1964
Biju Patnaik with Indira Gandhi before imposition of emergency
Biju Patnaik with Chandra Shekhar, Om Prakash Chautala and other leaders
Biju Patnaik presenting a memento to Shivraj Patil, the then speaker of Lok Sabha
Biju Patnaik in discussion with Congress Party members
Biju Patnaik addressing a gathering during the Prime Minister’s visit to Odisha
Biju Patnaik at a function on Panchayati Raj Divas
Biju Patnaik and Pandit Nehru meeting officials during the stone laying ceremony of Paradip Port
Biju Patnaik addressing the gathering at Paradip Port
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa presenting a memento to Odisha CM Biju Patnaik in Madras in 1993
Biju Patnaik during the opening ceremony of Tel Bridge
Biju Patnaik flagging off the historic expedition, the Kalinga – Bali Yatra
Biju Patnaik with Julian Huxley, recipient of Kalinga prize in 1953, during his visit to India
Biju Babu at the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath
Biju Patnaik with H.E Hafez Al-Assad, the President of Syria in New Delhi, 1978
Lakhs of people showed up to take part in the funeral procession to pay tribute to their beloved leader


Photo Courtesy : The Tall Man: Biju Patnaik

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