List of Chief Minister of Odisha

The state of Odisha faced a linguistic agitation with the increasing demand of the unification of Odia speaking regions into one state. Orissa, as previously known was merged with Bihar, and on 1 April 1936 Bihar and Orrisa were split into separate provinces.

Know more about the Chief Ministers of Odisha –

Harekrushna Mahatab – Harekrushna Mahatab was the first Chief Minister of Odisha, and also a notable figure in Indian Independence Movement, and also known as Utkal Keshari. An Indian National Congress Leader, Mahatab was in CM office from 23 April 1946 – 12 May 1950, 19 October 1956 – 6 April 1957, 6 April 1957 – 22 May 1959, 22 May 1959 – 25 February 1961.

Nabakrushna Choudhury – Nabakrushna was the second Chief Minister of Odisha from 12 May 1950 – 20 February 1952, 20 February 1952 – 19 October 1956. He was an Indian National Congress leader.

Biju Patnaik – One of the most popular politicians of Odisha, Biju Patnaik was the third Chief Minister of Odisha for two terms. He held his office from 23 June 1961 – 2 October 1963, 5 March 1990 – 15 March 1995. He belonged to Indian National Congress.

Biren Mitra – Biren Mitra was the fourth Chief Minister of Odisha and was an Indian National Congress leader. He served his term from 2 October 1963 – 21 February 1965.

Sadashiva Tripathy – Sadashiva was the fifth Chief Minister of Odisha, and belonged to Indian National Congress. 21 February 1965 – 8 March 1967 was his term in CM office.

Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo – He was the last ruler of the princely state of Patna in Odisha, and was the sixth CM of Odisha. He belonged to the Swatantra Party and held his office from 8 March 1967 – 9 January 1971.

Biswanath Das – One of the popular politicians of Odisha, Biswanath was the Prime Minister of Odisha and later was the seventh CM of Odisha from 3 April 1971 – 14 June 1972. He was an Independent Politician.

Nandini Satpathy – She was one of the most influential politicians in Odisha, she was the eighth CM of Odisha. She served two terms in Chief Minister’s office and belonged to the Congress Party. She was CM from 14 June 1972 – 3 March 1973, 6 March 1974 – 16 December 1976.

Binayak Acharya – Acharya was the ninth Chief Minister of Odisha. He belonged to the Indian National Congress and served his term from 29 December 1976 – 30 April 1977.

Nilamani Routray – Nilamani was the tenth Chief Minister of Odisha and also served as the Ex-Minister of the Union Government. He remained CM from 26 June 1977 – 17 February 1980 and was a Janata Party leader.

Janaki Ballabh Patnaik – Janaki Ballabh Patnaik is a famous politician in Odisha and has served two separate terms as Chief Minister of Odisha. He has been the second longest serving Chief Minister of Odisha after Naveen Patnaik. He belongs to the Indian National Congress and has been in office from 9 June 1980 – 10 Mar 1985, 10 March 1985 – 7 December 1989, 15 March 1995 – 17 February 1999.

Hemananda Biswal – Biswal was the twelfth Chief Minister of Odisha and has served two separate terms. He is the first tribal Chief Minister of Odisha. He was in office from 7 December 1989 – 5 March 1990, 6 December 1999 – 5 March 2000. He was from the Indian National Congress.

Giridhar Gamang – He was the thirteenth CM of Odisha and was an Indian National Congress Leader. He held his office from 17 February 1999 – 6 December 1999.

Naveen Patnaik – One of the most powerful politicians in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik is the fourteenth and the current Chief Minister of Odisha. Son of former leader Biju Patnaik, Naveen was a cabinet minister for mines in the A. B. Vajpayee government. A Biju Janata Dal leader Naveen served his term from 5 March 2000 – 16 May 2004, 16 May 2004 – 21 May 2009, 21 May 2009 – 21 May 2014, 21 May 2014 till Incumbent.

Naveen Patnaik is the longest serving Chief Minister of Odisha.

President’s Rule:

25 February 1961 – 23 June 1961

11 January 1971 – 3 April 1971

3 March 1973 – 6 March 1974

16 December 1976 – 29 December 1976

30 April 1977 – 26 June 1977

17 February 1980 – 9 June 1980

 

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