Bhubaneswar(PTI): Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury participated in the launch of the pictorial biography of Odisha’s stalwart Biju Patnaik here today.
The leaders were welcomed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the day, official sources said.
The pictorial biography ‘The Tall Man: Biju Patnaik’ is written by noted writer Sundar Ganesan to mark the birth centenary of the late legendary leader Biju Patnaik.
Naveen Patnaik, who is also the President of BJD, presided over the function, organiser Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Committee said adding Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Odisha assembly Narasingha Mishra, senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra, BJP MLA Dilip Ray, also were present during the function.
Eminent journalist Prabhu Chawla also was present.