Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets hockey players at his residence in Bhubaneswar. Patnaik had announced that the city of Rourkela will be the venue for India’s largest hockey stadium with a capacity of 20,000 and will also host the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup.
In this file photo, from left, Outlook group Chairman Rajan Raheja, then finance minister Arun Jaitley, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during the Outlook Speakout Awards function, in New Delhi.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik pays tribute to Sepoy Chandrakant Pradhan and Naib Subedar Nanduram Soren who were martyred in India-China clash at Ladakh's Galwan Valley, at Bhubaneswar Airport.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holds a review meeting after conducting an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of state, at the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wearing a face mask during a meeting with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan via video conferencing about the transportation of migrants from Surat, in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rings a bell as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Bhubaneswar.
BJD candidates Muna Khan (C in green), Subash Singh, Sujit Kumar and Mamata Mahanta file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections at Odisha Legislative Assembly chamber in Bhubaneswar. President Naveen Patnaik is also seen.
Others call it dole. But Naveen has always believed in making things easier for the poor. Seen here launching Aaahar scheme under which a rice-dalma meal is provided to the poor in urban areas at just 5 rupees a meal.
After the bitter fallout with Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, Naveen was on the lookout for a Man Friday. His search ended with VK Pandian, who was posted as private secretary to the CM IN 2011. The relationship – and Naveen’s dependence on VK - has only strengthened since then
With Congress still a force to reckon with in the state when he parachuted into politics in 1997, Naveen, as the head of the breakaway faction of the erstwhile Janata Dal, Naveen struck an alliance with the BJP to come to power. Seen here with Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the foundation stone laying ceremony of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar in 2003
Shy and reticent by nature, Naveen is rarely seen rejoicing and merry-making in public. But once in a while, he does make an exception. Seen shaking a leg with dancers at a Nuakhai Bhetghat programme in 2000
Having come to power in the wake of the worst disaster to hit Odisha this century, the Super Cyclone of October 29, 1999, Naveen Patnaik has won praise both within the country and outside for building the state’s disaster resilience in the years that followed. Here, he is seen making an aerial survey of the flood ravaged areas in 2011
No one gave Naveen a ghost of chance against the wily JB Patnaik when he became CM in 2000. But in the years that followed, Naveen proved one up not just on JB but every other rival within and outside the party
The unstinted support of the bureaucracy has been one of the major reasons for Naveen’s long reign in office. Here, he is being greeted by employees of the state secretariat after becoming Chief Minister for the fourth time in 2014
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (2L), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (C) and Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during inauguration of SUM Ultimate Medicare hospital, in Bhubaneswar.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurate SUM Ultimate Medicare hospital, in Bhubaneswar. Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen.
Home minister Amit shah with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish kumar and Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during their lunch at Naveen Niwas, in Bhubaneswar.
(L-R) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Home Minister Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during 24th Eastern Zonal Council meeting, in Bhubaneswar.
Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, and Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju during the opening ceremony of the Khelo India University Games in Cuttack
Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, and Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju during the opening ceremony of the Khelo India University Games in Cuttack.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets with FIFA tournament director of the local organising committee (LOC) Roma Khanna and Oliver Vogt, FIFA tournaments and events division ahead of U-17 Women’s World Cup Football 2020, in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik looks on at a product as he interacts with 'Dongria Kandh' tribal women during inaguration of an exclusive tribal retail outlet at TDCCOL head office in Bhubaneswar.
Chief ministers Kamal Nath of Madhya Pradesh, Naveen Patnaik of Odisha and Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh during Union Home Minister's review meeting on Left Wing Extremism (LWE), at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
BJD's Rajya Sabha candidates Amar Patnaik and Sasmit Patra file their nomination for the Rajya Sabha by-polls in the presence of Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik, in Bhubaneswar
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao, BJD chief Naveen Patnaik and JD(U) President Nitish Kumar at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament, ahead of the Budget Session 2019, in New Delhi.
Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik shows his inked marked finger after casting vote, during the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Bhubaneswar
Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Pattnaik announces the first list of party candidates for nine Lok Sabha and 54 assembly constituencies ahead of General Election 2019, in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik lays wreaths on the coffins of slain CRPF Jawans Manoj kumar Behera and Prasanna Kumar Sahu at Biju Patnaik International Airport, in Bhubaneswar. Behera and Sahu lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitates Bolywood actor Salman Khan at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack during 2nd inaugural ceremony for Men's Hockey world cup. Also seen in the picture is music director A R Rehman.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (C) flanked by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narinder Batra and team captains of participating nations during the inaugural ceremony of Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar.