Bhubaneswar: In an unexpected turn of events, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felt unwell while delivering his speech at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here on the occasion of 71st Independence Day.
After unfurling the national flag, Patnaik, while addressing the gathering, was seen slowing down during his speech.
An evidently sweating Naveen eventually left the podium and sat on a chair. Despite illness, the CM received salute at the state-level parade.
Below are the sequence of the incident in photos: