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Birth Place of Biju Patnaik Anand Bhawan dedicated to Odisha People

Cuttack, Jan 13: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and his elder brother Prem Patnaik dedicated Anand Bhawan, the birth place of the veteran leader and former chief minister Biju Patnaik, to the state.

The brother duo signed the legal documents at the district collector's office here in presence of the sub-registrar to dedicate the Anand Bhawan to the people of Odisha.

For the first time, Naveen Patnaik's nephew Arun Patnaik, son of Prem Patnaik, appeared on media. He was present with the Patnaiks on the occasion.

Talking to media, CM Patnaik said that the birthplace of his father would be used as a museum and library.

Prem Patnaik in his statement said, "I feel extremely happy after dedicating the birthplace of my father to the people of the state".

According to information, Anand Bhawan may be converted to a tourist place and a museum. This could be declared as a museum on the birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik on March 5.

Biju Patnaik, the prolific leader, was born to father Laxminarayan Patnaik and mother Ashalata Devi at Anand Bhawan on March 5, 1916, in Cuttack. He had completed his school and college education here.

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