Shri Raghunath Patnaik
He was a veteran leader of the Indian National Congress.
Raghunath Patnaik was born in a village near Jeypore in the district of Koraput in Odisha.
Raghunath Patnaik was known as a ‘Gentleman Politician’ in Odisha, he has been associated in active politics since a very early age and has been working as an active worker of the congress party since then.
Over the period of his political career which spanned across nearly six decades, he has won several elections and has been elected as a member of the municipality, chairman of the Jeypore municipality and MLA from Jeypore.
Raghunath Patnaik represented the Jeypore constituency for six times in the Odisha legislative assembly and besides being the Leader of Opposition in the assembly has worked as a Cabinet Minister for Finance, Law, Panchaytiraj departments of Government of Odisha for several times.
Raghunath Patnaik was also Chairman, Law Revision Committee.
Raghunath Patnaik died at 89 yrs old.