Naveen Patnaik came into politics some 12 years ago to unite leaders and revive the fortune of a party in Orissa that was in shambles after the death of his legendary father Biju Patnaik. Today Naveen Patnaik has not only proved that he is the true inheritor of his father's legacy, but has also managed to win the hearts of millions in this impoverished state by establishing himself as one of India's strongest and most charismatic leaders. Naveen Patnaik is Orissa chief minister for third time
Images: Biju Janata Dal leader and Chief Minister of Orissa state Naveen Patnaik, center, walks to meet the media in Bhubaneshwar, on May 16, 2009, after his party's victory in the stateTop viewed galleries of the day:
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