Former Odisha Chief Minister J.B Patnaik passes away
Posted on: 2015-04-22 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Former Governor of Assam and three-time Chief Minister of Odisha Janaki Ballav Patnaik passed away in a private hospital at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. He was born in Puri district on January 3, 1927. He was Chief Minister of Odisha from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999. He was also the Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Patnaik, who started his career as a journalist, was a Sanskrit scholar and wrote several books.
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