Eminent Personalities and Notable residents of Ganjam District

Eminent Personalities

In addition to her exotic and graceful personality, Ganjam has proved the best of her motherhood in cradling the most luminous off-springs in the galaxy of literature, astrology, patriotism and statesmanship, apart from her legendary heroes about whom history has left obscured records

  • V.V.GIRI(bharat ratna in 1975)
  • BISWANATH DAS(CM 1971-72)
  • 3.Binayak Acharya
  • abi Samrat Upendra Bhanja
  • Sasi Bhusan Rath
  • Kabi Surjya Baladeba Rath
  • Kalinga Bira Biju Patnaik
  • Raja Bahadur Ramchandra Mardraj Deo
  • Chakra Bisoyi
  • Padmasri Bhagaban Sahu

Notable residents of the past

  • Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja
  • Kabisurya Baladev Rath
  • Biju Pattnaik
  • Sir Aneppu Parasuramdas Patro: Justice Party leader and Education Minister in the Raja of Panagal government who is remembered for bringing about Communal G. O. 613 which introduced caste-based communal reservations for the first time in British India.
  • V. V. Giri: former President of India
  • Laxman Nayak
  • Ranganath Dash
  • Chakara Bisoyi
  • Dohara Bisoyi
  • Narsena Naidu
  • Viswanath Dash 1st prime minister of Odisha.

Notable residents of the present

  • Somanatha Rath, Politician
  • Chandra Sekhar Sahu,Politician
  • Niranjan Pradhan, Politician
  • Padmasri Dr Kota Harinarayana, Former Director, Light Combat Aircraft & Former Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Hyderabad.
  • Hayagriba Tripathy, educationist, columnist, social reformer
  • Suresh Chandra Dash, educationist, columnist, social reformer
  • Padmasri Dr Ghanashyam Mishra, Ayurvidic Doctor
  • Kalyan Kumar Rath, BDO
  • Raja Madhusudan Deb, former zamindar of Tekkali and Athagarh, Advocate of Supreme Court
  • Ananta Kar educationist, columnist,Winner of state governor award, poet
  • Kishor Chandra Tripathy, lifetime member, The Samaja
  • Bikram Keshari Arukh, Law & Rural Development Minister.
  • Siddhanta Mohapatro, Film Actor, Politician
  • Suresh Chandra Dash, educationist, columnist, social reformer
  • Padmasri Dr Ghanashyam Mishra, Ayurvidic Doctor
  • Chintamani Dyan Samantraya, Former deputy speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly
  • Rani Sungyani Kumari Devi, MLA
  • Ananta Kar educationist, columnist,Winner of state governor award, poet
  • Binod Chandra Mahapatra, Community Development Specialist And social activist, Worked with various International Organisations.