J B Patnaik, who was a three time Odisha Chief Minister and Assam Governor, passed away in Tirupati on 21st April. He was 89 Years old. He was in Tirupati to attend the Convocation Ceremony of the Rashtriya Sanskrit University. His funeral will be held at Puri.
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- Full Name: Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
- Born: 3rd January 1927 | Died: 21st April 2015 (89 years old)
- He was the Governor of Assam since 2009
- He was a leader of the Indian National Congress, and held the post of Chief Minister of Odisha from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999.
- He held the record for the longest time as Chief Minister of Odisha before Naveen Patnaik.
- Studies: B.A. Sanskrit from Utkal University in 1947 & M.A. Political Science from Banaras Hindu University in 1949.
- In 1950, he became the President of the Youth wing of the Congress in Odisha State.
- In 1980, he became the Union Minister for tourism, Civil Aviation and Labour.
- He constructed the New Jagannath Sadak, which was his major contribution to Odisha.