He is the son of the late Biju Patnaik, former Chief Minister of Orissa.
Naveen Patnaik started out at Welham Boys' School in Dehradun when he was seven years old and later continued at the The Doon School, Dehradun until he completed a Senior Cambridge Certificate at 17 years. He attended Delhi University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Arts.
Naveen Patnaik returned from the U.S. upon the death of his father Biju Patnaik and was elected as Member of the 11th Lok Sabha in by-election from Aska Parliamentary Constituency. He was a member of the Consultative Committee of Ministry of Steel & Mines, Member of Standing Committee on Commerce, and Member Library Committee of Parliament. In 1998 he formed the Biju Janata Dal Party in Orissa and was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from the Aska Parliamentary constituency. Subsequently he became the Chief Minister of the state in 2000 with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has been ruling since. His party was part of the National Democratic Alliance.
ASTROLOGICAL PREDICTIONS FOR NAVEEN PATNAIK
Naveen Patnaik was born on 16 october 1946 at 01:00 in Cuttack orissa. His ascendant, lagna is karka where Saturn is placed. Saturn directly aspects the seventh house and mars also aspects the seventh house. Saturn and mars both are in Kendra. These planetary positions are forming a rajyoga but also are responsible for making him lifelong bachelor. Ninth, fifth, tenth and third lords together are placed in the fourth house of Naveen Patnaik forming the great rajyogas in his chart. See how the Jupiter, mercury and mars are beautifully placed in the house of throne. His Saturn is also so powerful and during Saturn – Jupiter dasha he joined the politics after the death of his father Biju Patnaik. He became chief minister of Orissa state in the transit dasha phase (dasha chidra).this is considered very sensitive time phase during one’s life when one dasha is about to end and the other one is to start. His Saturn mahadasha was about to end but mercury was about to start.