Shashanka Sekhar Dash
Yesterday Odisha observed Biju Babu (Biju Pattnaik), the former Chief Minister of Odishas 103 birthday. Odisha government lead by his younger son Naveen Pattnaik and many more institutions celebrated it. But we found one man tribute the leaders with books about him.
Meet 58 years Sujit Pattnaik son of Late Surendranath Pattnaik of Ram Mandir Sahi, Keonjhar and his family comprises wife Sanghamitra, son Abhijit and daughter Alisha. They all love Biju Babu.
In the year 1985 Sujit Pattnaik met Biju Babu first time at Circuit House, Keonjhar. Then he starts collecting various things related to Biju Babu. He said the legendary Biju Babu was very uncommon man. That’s why I start the collection about him to know more about him but now it is my passion to collect about him.
Yesterday famous newspaper collectors and popularly known face of Odisha Paperman Shashanka collected a book “Prabada Purusha Biju Pattnaik” from Odisha State Museum for me.
Till today he collected more than 2000 various products related to Biju Babu. These are newspapers, magazines, books, post card, first day covers, postage stamps, photo of his statues, photo of various institutes named after him like Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Parks named after him like Biju Pattnaik Park etc.
He noticed that Biju Pattnaik was the only odia whose statue at every district of Odisha. He has the rare collection of 812 pages Khanna commission report in which Biju clean chit.
He has the rarest collection of more than 200 books about Biju Pattnaik. These are comprises from minimum 32 pages to maximum 1500 pages. These are of Odia, English and Hindi. Tall Man, Bhumiputra, Kalinga Keshari, Legends of Odisha, Legendary Biju is some books those collected by him.
Sujitjee also collects various other things. He is a passionate collector of Newspapers, Meghdoot Postcard, match box etc. Earlier he got Limca Book of records, India Book of records, Genius Book of records and Bharat book of records.