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Patnaik/ Pattnaik/ Pattanayak/ Pattanaik is a native Odia surname native to Odisha and southern districts of West Bengal in India.[1]

Notable people[]

Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ananga Kumar Patnaik (born 1949), Indian jurist, currently serving on the Supreme Court of India
  • Biju Patnaik (1916–1997), Indian politician
  • D. B. M. Patnaik (1925–2009), Indian lawyer, politician and communist leader
  • Arup Patnaik (born 1955), Former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, first and only Odia IPS officer to hold the post.
  • Devraj Patnaik (born 1975), Canadian-born composer, musician and choreographer
  • Donkada Patnaik (1925–2009), Indian solicitor and politician
  • Devdutt Pattanaik (born 1970), Indian mythologist, writer and columnist
  • Ellora Patnaik (born 1968), Canadian-born actress and Odissi dancer
  • Hara Patnaik (1958–2015), Oriya actor, film director and screenwriter
  • Ila Patnaik, Indian economist and a financial journalist
  • Jagabandhu Patnaik, dewan of Raja Arjun Singh of Porahat
  • Janaki Ballabh Patnaik (1927-2015), was leader of the Indian National Congress and former chief minister of Orissa
  • Naveen Patnaik (born 1946), the Chief Minister of Orissa, India
  • Prabhat Patnaik (born 1945), Indian economist and political commentator
  • R. P. Patnaik, Indian film music director
  • Raghunath Patnaik, veteran leader of the Indian National Congress
  • Sudarshan Patnaik (born 1977), inventor of sand art in India
  • Niranjan Patnaik- Indian politician. OPCC chief.
  • Soumya Ranjan Patnaik- Diversified business, print media, electronic media, FM radio and operas. Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha.

See also[]

  • Biju Patnaik Airport, also known as Bhubaneswar Airport in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  • Biju Patnaik University of Technology, created by an act of the Orissa state legislature in 2002


  1. ^ S. C. Patra (1979). Formation of the Province of Orissa: The Success of the First Linguistic Movement in India. Punthi Pustak. p. 58.
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