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Pictorial biography ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’ of legendary political leader was unveiled by former President of India

Bhubaneswar:27/1/18; The pictorial biography ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’ of legendary political leader and former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik was unveiled by former President of India Pranab Mukherjee along with other senior leaders- former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and eminent Journalist Prabhu Chawla at a special function organized at Utkal Mandap here today.

The pictorial biography of the legendary statesman which was contributed by the Biju Patnaik Centenary Committee encapsulates rare photographs of Biju Babu’s life and is written by noted writer Sundar Ganesan.

Speaking on the occasion, Biju Babu’s son and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “In my view Biju Babu is an idea and continuity, an idea to realize human aspirations, an idea of Odisha’s self esteem, selfless service and empowerment. An idea that was much ahead of his time that will live forever and continue to inspire generations to come.”

“To capture the tall man in 186 pages is nearly impossible. Thank you Mr Sundar. You have done a great Job and thank you Future Books for making the taller man available across the globe through Amazon and Flipkart”, he said.

“The book is a commemoration and tribute to Biju Babu. I am sure the book have touched the tall man itself”, Naveen added.

The book unveiling ceremony was also attended by Narasingha Mishra, senior BJP leaders Bijoy Mohapatra, Biswabhusan Harichandan and former BJD vice president Prafulla Ghadei.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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