Kishen Pattanayak

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In 1962, 27-year-old Kishen Pattanayak became one of the youngest candidates elected from the Sambalpur parliamentary constituency.

Kishen Pattanayak was born in Kalahandi Estate, located in the forest-covered region of Kashipur. As a child, he attended a school named Tati Ghera, where his father worked as a teacher. After moving to his maternal uncle’s house in Bhawanipatna, he enrolled in classes in 1946 in Rajendra College, Bolangir. He then received his Bachelors and Master of Arts at the University in Nagpur. In 1951, he returned to Bhawanipatna and began teaching at the Braja Mohan High School.

After numerous deaths due to starvation were reported in the Kalahandi district, Pattnanayak filed a public interest litigation against the State of Odisha in 1989

In 1962, 27-year-old Kishen Pattanayak became one of the youngest candidates elected from the Sambalpur parliamentary constituency.

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