Bhubaneswar: Rich tributes are being paid to the legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on his 21st death anniversary across the State on Tuesday.
Political leaders cutting across party lines and people from all hues paid tributes to the leader and recalled his contribution in building a modern Odisha.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offered floral tributes to statues of his father at Forest Park and on the premises of the State Assembly and recalled his leadership.
CM Patnaik will visit the Biju Patnaik memorial near Swargadwar in Puri later in the day and will offer tribute to his father.
BJD workers, leaders, including Culture Minister Ashok Panda and Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patasani gathered at Bindu Sagar here and observed ‘Tila Tarpan’ as mark of respect to the leader.
Similarly, international sand artist Sudershan Pattnaik paid tribute to the visionary leader by creating a sand sculpture at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.