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Book titled ' The tall man Biju Patnaik' to be released on Jan 27

Bhubaneswar: Former President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to attend a function organized by the Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Celebration Committee to release a book on former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on January 27 next.

The Book titled '' The tall man Biju Patnaik'' is written by Rosa Muthaya Research Institute Chairman Sunder Ganeshan who has also authored book on Nehru and Kamraj.

Political stalwarts like former Prime Minister H D Deva Gowda, BJP leader L K Advani, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury and Editorial Director of New Indian Express Group Prabhu Chawla have given their consent to attend the function.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will preside over the function.

Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Celebration Committee Convenor and senior BJD leader Bed Prakash Agarwal said all Parliament Members, Ministers from Odisha, eminent personalities including Padma awardees from Odisha have also been invited to the function.-UNI

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