PM Modi Pays Tribute To Biju Patnaik

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid his tribute to late Biju Patnaik, former Chief Minister of Odisha, on the occasion of his birth anniversary.

“Biju Babu was a man of the masses & a visionary who devoted his life to serving society. I pay my tributes to him on his birth anniversary”, tweeted Modi.

Born on 5 March 1916, Bijayananda Patnaik, popularly known as Biju Patnaik, was the chief minister of Odisha for two terms.

Meanwhile, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government is celebrating the birth centenary of Biju Patnaik in a grand way in the state. It has planned to celebrate the birth centenary throughout the year at international level.