Odishatv Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Odisha, Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary.

The PM took to Twitter and wrote, "On his birth anniversary, I pay homage to Biju Babu, a remarkable leader and institution builder. He was a dynamic and multifaceted personality who made an unparalleled contribution towards Odisha's progress. His role in fighting the Emergency is also notable."

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also paid tributes to 'the icon of modern Odisha, great freedom fighter and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary'. 

"His dream to take Odisha to the pinnacle of development has always been a source of inspiration. Keeping his principles and ideals, we are moving forward towards building a new Odisha," tweeted Patnaik.

BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda also remembered the eminent freedom fighter, unique public leader, renowned industrialist, daring pilot, high-profile politician, patriot and former Chief Minister of Odisha on his birth anniversary. 

"His guidance and teachings will always be an inspiration to me," wrote the BJP VP while sharing a video on Twitter.