About Governor of Assam
|Governor of Assam|
|Name||Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik|
|Father's Name||Late Gokulananda Patnaik|
|Date of Birth||3rd January 1927|
|Place of Birth||Rameswar, Puri|
|Educational Qualification||B.A. (Honours in Sanskrit) Utkal University, M.A(Political Science) Banaras Hindu University, D.Lit Prajnana Bachaspati (Honoris Causa) of Shri Jagannath Viswa Vidyalaya, D.Lit. (Honoris Causa) of Tirupati Sanskrit deemed University.|
|Positions Held ||Elected to Lok Sabha in 1971.
He was Union Deputy Minister of Defence in Mrs. Indira Gandhi's Ministry from 1973-1975.
Elected to Lok Sabha in the year, 1980 and
appointed Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation and Labour.
He was unanimously elected Leader of the Congress (I) Legislature Party and became the Chief Minister in the year 1980.
He was again elected Leader of the Congress (I) Legislature Party and became the Chief Minister in the year 1985.
For the third consecutive term he was elected Leader of the Congress (I) Legislature Party and become the Chief Minister in the year 1995.
He was the Leader of the Opposition in the 13 Orissa Legislative Assembly|
|Social Activities||He was a student leader all through his college days. He was associated with many literary and cultural organizations such as
President, State Youth Congress, Orissa in 1950,
Led a successful Farmers Agitation in Madhupur of Cuttack district in 1953
Member, Working Committee of Pradesh Congress Committee,
Member, Orissa Sahitya Academy, 1956-67,
Member, Standing Committee of All-India Newspaper Editor's Conference, 1956-60,
Fellow of the Senate of Utkal University, 1957-67,
President of the All Orissa Basic School Teachers' Conference.|
|Literary Activities||Editor of English daily 'Eastern Times', 1952-66, Editor, Oriya daily 'Prajatantra', 1952-67, Founder-Editor of 'Paurusha' a Monthly Oriya Magazine,|
|Hobby||Swimming, Travelling, Reading and Writing|
|Books Written||Written 'Gautama Buddha', 'Swapna O Sankalpa', Sindhu Upatyaka', Mahabharat', 'Ramayana', books, Translated, 'Niti Sataka', 'Srungar Sataka', Bairagya Sataka', 'Gokulananda Granthavali', 'Novels of Bankim Chandra', 'Prabandha Sankalan', Srimad Bhagabat' and 'Swadhinata Sangramara Smruti'.|
|Special Interest||Study of History, Politics, Literature and International Affairs.|
|Countries Visited||U.K., West Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, U.A.R., Burma, Cambodia, U.S.S.R., Afghanistan, France, Italy, Israel.|
|Permanent Address||P.O. Rameswar, District Khurda|
|Marital Status ||Married|
|Spouse's Name ||Smt. Jayanti Patnaik|
|Children ||Two daughters & one son|
|Date of assumption of Office||11th December, 2009|