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Biju Patnaik Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 5, 2023

Short Biography

Biju Patnaik was born on 05-03-1916 in Cuttack in the state of Odisha, India. He was an Indian Politician, Activist & 3rd Chief Minister of Odisha.

Other Name: Bijayananda Patnaik, The Tall Man
Other Professions: Activist Chief Minister

Biju Patnaik Complete Bio & Career

Bijayananda Patnaik is commonly known as Biju Patnaik. He was a heroic personality and he achieved his name and fame through hard work alone. Apart from being a politician, he was an aeronautical engineer, navigator, industrialist, an ace pilot, popular freedom fighter and above all a renowned and outstanding personality. His looked up to Napoleon and thus he followed in his footprints. Biju Patnaik was proficient in inspiring and gaining the confidence of his people. He communicated effectively with the public and had the ability to convey his ideas to them. According to Biju, there are four important things and these are unity of nation, secularism, democracy and imperialism. He, with a strong determination and sacrifice became a great politician and a social activist. He actively participated in the struggle for freedom and thus became the ideal personality for the people of Orissa to look up to. He uttered these lines for the public of Orissa, "In my dream of the 21st century for the State, I would have young men and women who put the interest of the State before them. They will have pride in themselves, confidence in themselves. They will not be at anybody`s mercy, except their own selves. By their brains, intelligence and capacity, they will recapture the history of Kalinga".

Biju Patnaik was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, who fought for freedom. He took part in the Quit India Movement and was sent to jail in 1943 for two years since he was found guilty of taking freedom fighters to secret places in his plane. In 1989, after the defeat of the Congress Party, he came into the limelight as a political leader but when V.P Singh became the Prime Minister he went back to Orissa and contested in the assembly election. In the 1990 state assembly election, Janta Dal won and Biju Patnaik again served as the Chief Minister of Orissa till 1995.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Biju Patnaik died on 17-04-1997 in Delhi, India. He died of Heart Failure at age of 81.

DEATHDAY 17 April,1997 (Thursday)

Biju Patnaik Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Lakshminarayan
Mother Ashalata Patnaik
Siblings None
Wife Gyan Patnaik
Sons Prem Patnaik, Naveen Patnaik
Daughter Gita Mehta
Other Relatives Sonny Mehta (Son-in-law)

He was born to Lakshminarayan and Ashalata Patnaik. He was married to Gyan Patnaik. Together the couple had two sons named Prem Patnaik and Naveen Patnaik and a daughter named Gita Mehta. His daughter Gita is married to Sonny Mehta.

Life's Important Dates Of Biju Patnaik

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bramhapur
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India
School N/A
College Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Odisha, India
Qualification Pilot
Hobbies Writing
Marital Status Married

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Biju Patnaik

  • His youngest son Naveen Patnaik followed his footsteps and became the Chief Minister of Odhisa.
  • He was also a qualified Pilot.
  • His pictorial biography titled 'The Tall Man Biju Patnaik' was released on 27th January 2018. The function was attended by various top leaders of different political parties.
  • Indian postal department has released a stamp of him as a sign of gesture for his achievements.
  • An 18-foot tall bronze statue of Biju Patnaik has installed at the Bhubaneshwar Airport.

Biju Patnaik Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Biju Patnaik was 81 years 1 month & 12 days old age.