Bhubaneswar, October 16 (LocalWire): Odisha’s longest-serving chief minister and veteran politician Naveen Patnaik turned 73 on Wednesday.
Patnaik who strode to power for the record fifth term by winning an overwhelming majority in 2019 assembly election, had earlier announced not to celebrate his birthday in view of the loss of life and property caused by cyclone Fani in May this year.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him on his birthday.
“Best wishes to Odisha CM Shri Naveen Patnaik Ji on his birthday. Naveen Ji is one of India’s senior-most leaders who has been serving the people of Odisha for many years. May he lead a long and healthy life. @Naveen_Odisha,” Modi tweeted.
Besides Modi, union ministers, chief ministers, and various other political leaders also greeted Patnaik.