Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 2:
It is said that she was not an ordinary woman. She was one of the first women in the country to get a commercial pilot’s licence in the 1930s. She was adventurous and was an integral part of many entrepreneurial ventures of Biju Patnaik. And he called her his ‘winter wife’.
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Know more: The Daring Gyan Patnaik
She is no mystery woman. She is the mother of his three children and the love of his life, Gyan Patnaik. Because she stayed in Delhi for the major part of the year and came to Odisha only during the winter season, Biju Patnaik, as a joke, called her his ‘winter wife’. After all, which couple does not have cute nick names for each other? Turns out, Odisha’s most famous politician was no exception!