The state of Odisha has been serving one of the most famous and categorized political leaders in the state.
With no compromise attitude for the state affairs, these following prominent leaders have set an example in their respective work nationally and internationally. Following are some of the names of most famous/popular political leaders in Odisha.
Bijayananda Patnaik: – He is famously known as Biju Patnaik in the state of Odisha. He was also the elected Chief Minister of Odisha. He was one of the top 10 famous political leaders in Odisha. Quiet famous for his political tactics, he served as the 3rd Chief Minister of Odisha. Biju Patnaik has his own share of achievements in the Indian Freedom Struggle.
Harekrushna Mahatab: – Harekrushna was a prominent leader in the state of Odisha, and was associated with the Indian National Congress. He was famously known as “Ütkal Keshari” and has had a biggest of achievements in the Historic Indian Independence Movement. Mahatab was firstChief Minister of the state of Odisha. He was undoubtedly one of the most famous political leaders of Odisha.
Naveen Patnaik: – One of the most famous political leaders in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik was the 14th Chief Minister of Odisha. He was the head of the then Ruling Party, Biju Janata Dal. Naveen Patnaik is son of former CM of Assam, Biju Patnaik. With a most promising political career, Naveen Patnaik has had held major political portfolio in the government and is the current Chief Minister of Odisha.
Nandini Satpathy: – Nandini was former Chief Minister of Odisha, and also an affluent author. She had held the office of the Head of the state of Odisha from June 1972 to December 1976. She was associated with the Indian National Congress. She had an active role in Communist Party’s student wing’s protest.
Baijayant “Jay”Panda: – popularly known as Jay Panda, he was a Member of Lok Sabha with a BJD ticket. He is one of the most popular and efficient political leaders in Odisha.
Janaki Ballabh Patnaik: – Janaki was an Indian politician and has also served as the Governor of Assam. Janaki, one of the most famous political leaders in Odisha has served as the Chief Minister of Odisha twice, holding the post of the Head of the state for the longest time on record before Naveen Patnaik.