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Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik is the current Chief Minister of Odisha and has held this post for the last three consectuive terms. Patnaik is known as 'Mr Clean' for his attempts to bring transparency into his government. He is the founder and leader of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which he brought into being in 1998. He was felicitated by the UN for the effort he undertook to evacuate around a million people before cyclone Phailin hit Odisha's coast in October 2013.