ପଦ୍ମ୍ ଚରଣ ନାୟକ

ପଦ୍ମ ଚରଣ ନାୟକ ଓଡିଶା ର ଜଣେ ଗନ୍ଧିବାଦୀ ସମାଜସେବୀ ଓ ପ୍ରାକ୍ତନ ବିଧାୟକ | ସମ୍ପ୍ରତି ସେ ଓଡିଶା ରେ ମଦ ବିରୋଧୀ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ ର ମୁଖ୍ୟ ନେତ୍ରୁତ୍ବ୍ ନେଇଛନ୍ତି | ପଦ୍ମ୍ ବାବୁ ଫେବ୍ରୁଆରି ୧୧, ୧୯୨୬ ମସିହା ରେ ଓଡିଶା ର କଟକ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ର ବଡକୁଳ ଗ୍ରାମ ରେ ଜନ୍ମ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିଥିଲେ |

Sri Padma Charana Nayak is an eminent Gandhian of India. He was born 11th February 1926 in the state of Odisha. His parents were Sri Jogendra Naik and Smt Malati Naik. In his nineties, Sri Naik is currently the leading voice against the menace of liquor that is spreading fast in the state of Odisha and in India. It's a cause that was close to Gandhi's heart more than any other. He studied Chemistry and graduated from Ravenshaw College (Now University) with a Masters degree. He became a lecturer for some time before joining the Communist party as a Political Worker. He served as Journalist in Soviet Information Department. He quit the Communist Party and contested as an Independent candidate in 1961 from Rajnagar assembly constituency and got elected[1]. Joined Praja Socialist Party in April 1965. His son is a Professor and daughter is a former Member of the Parliament from Odisha. He recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji to demand prohibition across the country as per Mahatma Gandhi's wish where he said it would have been his first priority after India gained independence.[2]