Naveen Patnaik Age, Wife, Caste, Father, Family, Biography & More

Naveen Patnaik
Nickname Pappu
Famous Role The longest serving Chief Minister of Odisha
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 178 cm
in meters– 1.78 m
in feet inches– 5’ 10
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 80 kg
in pounds– 176 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White
Political Party • Janata Dal (1997-1998)

• Biju Janata Dal (BJD) (1998-Present)

Political Journey • Joined the Janata Dal in 1997
• Elected to the Lok Sabha from the Aska Constituency, Odisha
• Appointed as the Union Minister of Mines in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government from 19 March 1998 to 5 March 2000
• Formed the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after the Janata Dal split in 1998
• Became the Chief Minister of Odisha on 5 March 2000
• From 2000 to 2014, he was reelected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly repeatedly and also served as the Chief Minister throughout
• In May 2019, he again took the oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha
Awards, Honours, Achievements • The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) appreciated Naveen Patnaik for backing 33 percent women in the Parliament and Assembly in 2013
• He won the Best Administrator of the Country Award at the Outlook Speakout Awards by the former President Pranab Mukherjee in 2017
• Received the Ideal Chief Minister Award in 2018 by the former President Pratibha Patil
• In 2018, he was honoured with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President’s award for promoting hockey in Odisha
• He was extremely praised for the smooth execution of his Mission Zero Casualty before and after the Cyclone Phalin, and The United Nations even felicitated him for this. Odhisa became the first Southeast state in Asia to be honoured for Disaster Management by the UN
Personal Life
Date of Birth 16 October 1946
Age (as in 2018) 72 Years
Birthplace Cuttack, Odisha
Zodiac sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Bhubaneswar, Odisha
School • Welham Boy’s School, Dehradun
• Doon School, Dehradun
College/University Kirori Mal College, New Delhi
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Arts
Religion Hinduism
Caste Karana
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address Naveen Nivas, Aerodrome Road, Khurda District, Bhubaneswar
Hobbies • Writing
• Reading
Controversies • His longtime confidante and BJD member, Baijyant Panda, quit the party claiming that Naveen Patnaik is not what he used to be, nowadays corruption and crime is on the rise in and the CM is doing nothing to curb this
• Walked out of the BJP alliance; because of the seat-sharing talks did not go according to Patnaik
• He spoke against Narendra Modi, saying that the Prime Minister has failed to deliver on his promises
• He cornered the BJP government over a leaked report by the NSSO showing that unemployment was at a 45 year high
• In 2012, Union Minister Srikant Jena accused him of allowing illegal mining of iron ore worth ₹2,50,000 crores
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife/Spouse Not Applicable
Children None
Parents Father– Late Biju Patnaik (Politician)
Mother– Late Gyan Patnaik (Pilot)
Siblings Brother– Prem Patnaik (Elder; Businessman)
Sister– Geeta Mehta (ELder; Writer)
Style Quotient
Car Collection Ambassador (1980 Model)
Assets/Properties (as of 2019) Movable Assets: ₹17.75 lacs

Cash: ₹25,000
Bank Deposits: ₹14.23 lacs
Jewellery: Gold, Rubies, and Diamonds worth ₹2.12 lacs

Immovable Assets: ₹63.10 crores

Residential Buildings in Faridabad, New Delhi, and Bhubaneshwar worth ₹63.10crores

Money Factor
Salary (as the Chief Minister of Odisha) ₹98,000 + Other Allowances (per month)
Net Worth (as in 2019) ₹63.86 crores

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