PM Modi pays tribute to Biju Patnaik on 104th birth anniversary


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to the legendary leader and former Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik on his 104th birth anniversary.

The Prime Minister said Biju Patnaik worked tirelessly for India’s development.

Modi also shared a document from 1945 to highlight the courage shown by Patnaik in flying then underground leader Ram Manohar Lohia.

 “Remembering Biju Babu on his jayanti. This document from the pages of history (dated 1945) gives a glimpse of his courage (flying Dr. Lohia, who was then underground) and excellence,” Modi tweeted.

“Biju Babu worked tirelessly for India’s progress and pioneered the development of Odisha,” said Modi.

Meanwhile, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which was formed after Biju Patnaik, has organised several programmes to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary leader.