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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member

Prasanna Kumar Patasani

Prasanna Kumar Patasani

Party Name Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
Constituency Bhubaneswar
State Orissa
Father's Name Shri Anirudh Patasani
Mother's Name Smt. Bidumani Devi
Date of Birth 27.04.1946
Place of Birth Ghiakhala, Distt. Khurda, Orissa
Profession Lawyer, Writer, Social Worker
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage
Spouse's Name Smt. Bijoyalaxmi Patasani
No. of Children 3
Educational Qualifications

M.A., LL.B., MSCI, Ph.D. (Honorary), D. Litt.(Utkal), D.Sc.(Swiss)
Educated at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack, Orissa
Maharshi Institute of Creative Intelligence, Rishikesh - Uttar Pradesh, Sheelsburg - Switzerland

Permanent Address

Plot No. 2
Nilkanth Nagar, Nayapalli
Bhubaneshwar - 751 012
Phone: 0674-2530888

Present Address

11, Mahadev Road
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23711588
Mobile: 9868180271

Position Held

Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (four terms)

Chairman, Estimates Committee, Orissa Legislative Assembly

Cabinet Minister, Public Grievances and Pensions and Administration, Government of Orissa

Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

- Member, Committee on Railways
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

- Member, Committee on External Affairs
- Member, Committee on Government Assurances

Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture

- Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
- Member, Library Committee

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways

- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
- Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas

Social And Cultural Activities

Deeply interested in helping the needy and poor and in social reforms and economic upliftment of people;

founded 14 educational institutions;

founded and associated with a large number of social and cultural organisations,e.g. Arohi Cultural Association, Bhubaneswar,Ghungur Cultural Association, Bhubaneswar, Jayadev Sangeet Parishad, Bhubaneswar

Special Interests

Writing, travelling, journalism, poetry recitation, acting and music

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Debate, meditation

Countries Visited

Widely travelled (more than a hundred countries); delivered a speech on "Indian Yoga and Transcendental Meditation" in China, 1981; "Towards a Democratic New World Order Through Regional Community of Nations", in the Eurpean Parliament, Paris, 1992; "The Challenge of Ideological Vaccum" at Oxford (U.K.) 1991 and was conferred Messenger of Peace (Shantidoot) Award; and "East meets the West" in the World Social Workers Conference Colombo (Sri Lanka) 1994; and was also conferred a gold medal; participated at Sheelsburg (Switzerland) in Seminar on the Theory of Absolute Immortality, 1981 and 1984 ; attended International Conference on Peace and Education and Values in Taiwan, 1991; Conference on World Peace and Humanity at Hiroshima, Japan, 1991; International Conference in Dacca and Chittagong (Bangladesh) 1992, International Colloqiums at Kathmandu (Nepal), 1991; International Conference on the Problems of Violence at Denapasar Bali (Indonesia), 1992 and Asian-African Sub Regional Organisations Conference, Bandurg, Indonesia, 2003; actively involved in the unification of Korea; felicitated by the Morocco Government with gold medal; conferred "Man of the Year" and "International Distinguished Leadership Award" by American Biographical Institute (USA), 1997

Other Information

President of more than 50 educational institutions and organisations which include, All Orissa Medium Newspapers Association;

Orissa Mining Corporation;

Oriya Writers and Publishers Association, etc.;


  1. Regional College of Management., Bhubaneswar;

  2. Maharishi College of Natural Law;

  3. Maharishi Womens College ,Bhubaneswar;

  4. Nalini Devi B.Ed. College, Bhubaneswar;

  5. Biju Patnaik College ,Bhubaneswar;

Trade Union leader and President of a number of Employees Unions and Federations;

Office-bearer of a large number of institutions and organisations, e.g.Vice President, National Hindi Academy;


  1. Presidium, Indo-Soviet Cultural Association,

  2. State Transport Authority, Orissa;

  3. Syndicate, Shri Jagnnath Sanskrit Viswavidyalaya, Puri;

  4. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi;

Patron, Smt. Sridevi Memorial Charitable Trust, New Delhi;

Visiting Professor,

  1. Oxford University;

  2. International University of Maharshi at Iowa, Fairfield (U.S.A.);

  3. University of Natural Law, Mentmonse; and

  4. Maharishi European Research University (M.E.R.U.), Sheelsburg (Switzerland);

Acting Professor and Head of Department, Tourism, Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar, 1981;

his name is included in the International Directory of World Scientists published by Scientific Network, London, for his contribution to scientific approach to Veda and Ramayana;

honoured with Doctorate in Yoga and and sports by Queens University, South Africa