Modi pays tributes to Biju Patnaik

New Delhi,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary and acknowledged his diligence with which he served the society.

“On his birth anniversary, I pay my tributes to the beloved Biju Babu. He served society with diligence and positively impacted many lives,” Modi tweeted.

Patnaik, also known as ‘Sher-e-Utkal’, died in 1997, and was a two-time Chief Minister of Odisha.

Current Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, is the son of the late minister.