Senior BJD Leader Surjya Narayan Patro, Former Odisha Speaker, Dies at 75

By | September 3, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Surjya Narayan Patro, a senior BJD leader and former speaker of Odisha Assembly, passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at the age of 75.

Surjya Narayan Patro, one of the senior-most leaders of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and former speaker of the Odisha Assembly, passed away at the age of 75 on Saturday. The unfortunate incident occurred at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha.


Patro, a prominent figure in Odisha politics, had a long and illustrious career in public service. He was widely respected for his dedication and commitment to the welfare of the people. Born on April 20, 1948, in the village of Khurda, Patro began his political journey as a grassroots worker and gradually climbed the ranks within the BJD.

He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for several terms and was elected as the Speaker of the Odisha Assembly in 2019. During his tenure as Speaker, Patro played a crucial role in maintaining decorum and ensuring the smooth functioning of the legislative proceedings.

Patro’s demise has left a void in Odisha’s political landscape. His contributions to the development of the state and his advocacy for the rights of the people will always be remembered. He was known for his ability to bridge gaps and bring people together, irrespective of their political affiliations.

The news of Patro’s passing has sent shockwaves across the state, with politicians and citizens expressing their condolences. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described him as a “true statesman” and praised his unwavering commitment to the welfare of the people.

Surjya Narayan Patro’s legacy will continue to inspire generations of politicians and public servants. His dedication to public service and his tireless efforts to uplift the lives of the people of Odisha will always be remembered. The state has lost a true leader, and his absence will be deeply felt..