Bilingual Book ‘Shatabdira Duradrashta’ on Biju Patnaik’


Bhubaneswar: The Bilingual book ‘Shatabdira Duradrashta’ on legendary Biju Patnaik, which was released recently in New Delhi by Hon’ble Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari with Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik, is now available in market.

The book is based on the life and time of former Chief Minister of Odisha, who was also a nationalist leader, freedom fighter, noted aviation pilot and who brought a new trend in industrialization as well as development in the state. The book is published by OdishaLIVE, the first web channel network of Odisha.

‘The book is a tribute to the visionary leader as this year is being celebrated as birth centenary year of Biju Patnaik. We found there is a dearth of a complete book analysing his life and time through articles, memoire and photographs. ‘Shatabdira Duradrashta’ will definitely fill in the breaches of information available on him’ shared Nilambar Rath, Editor and the Founder of OdishaLIVE.

The book compiles writings from noted personalities across the country within its 255 pages on Biju Babu’s incomparable personality and his lifetime consisting of politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, researchers and political analysts. It provided space to a number of collected articles specially written for along with a few published ones. The editorial board acknowledged that the attempt was to place various less discussed but important information, incidents and historical data about Biju Patnaik.

Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik has extended his good wishes for the publication. Exclusive contribution by the writers made the book pleasant to read on his wisdom, struggle as well as triumph. It reflects suitably about his empathetic attitude towards fellow citizens despite his persuading bravery, strong will power and finely tuned individuality. Shri. Patnaik opined that the publication would be an impressive one for the generations together.

‘Shatabdira Duradrashta’ houses a series of rare pictures of Biju Patnaik and covers his visit to Peshawar by cycle, life as pilot, entrepreneurship, industrialization, Chief Ministership of Odisha, works as Central Minister, political influence in international arena and so on till his last rites performed at Swargdwar, Puri.


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