Modi pays tributes to Biju Patnaik

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary and acknowledged his diligence with which he served the society.

"On his birth anniversary, I pay my tributes to the beloved Biju Babu. He served society with diligence and positively impacted many lives," Modi tweeted.

Patnaik, also known as 'Sher-e-Utkal', died in 1997, and was a two-time Chief Minister of Odisha. Current Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, is the son of the late minister.