Pyarimohan Mohapatra

Pyarimohan mohapatra
Member: Rajya Sabha
Constituency Orissa
Personal details
Born (1940-01-25) 25 January 1940 (age 74)
Talcher, Angul district, Orissa
Political party OJM
Spouse(s) Pratibha Mohapatra
Children 2 sons and 2 daughters; Sikta Mohapatra, Sambit Mohapatra, Seema Mohapatra, Sanket Mohapatra
Residence Bhubaneswar
As of November 22, 2010
Source: [1]

Shri Pyarimohan Mohapatra (born 25 January 1940), a politician from the Biju Janata Dal, is a Member of the Parliament of India representing Orissa in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He was the political advisor of Mr Naveen Patnaik. He started his career as an IAS officer and was principal secretary to Mr Biju Patnaik. He was considered as the mastermind and the proxy leader of the Biju Janata Dal.

He was suspended from the Biju Janata Dal, following an alleged coup attempt against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in June 2012, while the chief minister was in London.[1] BJD MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, resigned as the party’s parliamentary group leader in Rajya Sabha on 4 August 2012.[2] He attributed his resignation to absence of communication between him and BJD president and Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. [3]


External links

  • Profile on Rajya Sabha website
  • Profile on India government site

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