Shri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan Full Information

Shri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan Full Information


Name Shri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
Father’s name Sri Parasuram Harichandan was the late¬†President. He was a writer, actor, and freedom fighter. He was Vice-Chairman for undivided Puri Zilla Parishad, from its inception until its abolition.
Date of birth 3rd August 1934
Place of birth Banpur in Khordha District, Odisha
Education Qualifications Honours in Economics from S.C.S College.LLB Degree at M.S. Law College, Cuttack.
Wife Smt. Suprava Harichandan
Children Shri Prithviraj Harichandan,Shri Prasanjit Harichandan


Born into a family of freedom fighters and warriors in Odisha’s history, Shri Biswa BhusanHarichandan rose to prominence quickly as a politician and advocate due to his hard work and determination.

He was a fighter against the suppression of democracy in the J.P. movement, for which he was imprisoned for several months during the Emergency. Shri Harichandan, as chairman of the High Court Bar Association Action Committee, led the Lawyers’ agitation against the 1974 supersession of Supreme Court Judges. This prompted public opinion against the dictatorial regimes at the Smt. Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister.

Shri Harichandan was a stronghold in Odisha politics and was elected to the State Assembly of Odisha five times for Viz. 1977, 1990. 1996. 2000. He beat his closest rival by 95,000 votes to win the 2000 assembly election, breaking all previous Odisha records.

Shri Harichandan served as Minister in the Odisha Government four times, viz. The four times that Shri Harichandan was Minister in the Odisha Government were: 1977, 1990 and 2000. He remained as such until 2009. During his ministerial tenures, he managed important portfolios such as Revenue, Law and Rural Development, Industries and Food & Civil Supplies. He also worked in Labour & Employment and Cultural Affairs. In 1980, he was elected President of Bharatiya Janata Party (Odisha) and remained in office for three more terms until 1988. For 13 years, he was also the leader of the BJP Legislature Party at State Assembly. This is from 1996 to 2009. He was a prominent figure in the Governments. This kept him in the public’s eye. He is respected by all, regardless of party affiliation, because he always fights for the cause of the people.

Shri Harichandan, an passionate democratin every respect, fights for democracy, citizen’s right, and especially the rights of those who are most vulnerable.

Shri Harichandan, a well-respected columnist, has written many articles on current political issues, historical and cultural topics that have been published in all the leading newspapers in Odisha, and some English weeklies from Delhi.

Contributions to literature

His literary contributions include “MAHA SANGRAMAR MAHANAYAK”, a drama about Buxi jagabandhu the supreme Commander in Paik Revolution 1817, and six one-act plays MARUBHATASH and RANA PRATAP on MAHARANI PADMINI (MEBAR), ASTA SIKHA’s heroic war & blood sacrifice, MANASI,(social) and ABHISAPTA KARNA (mythological), Swachcha Sasanara Katha compilation of selected articles, and “Sari nahin” his autobiography which has focused on his struggles in administrative, as well as well as well as well as wells of social and other areas during his struggle in various fields.

Political Career

In 1977, he was a Cabinet Minister and essential commodities that were in short supply during emergencies were made freely available. The price-line was maintained. He was well-known in Odisha for his strict actions against black marketers and hoarders.
He was the Revenue Minister and placed emphasis on the computerization of land records, simplification, and codification revenue laws for ease of administration. He also took bold steps to restore Adivasi land that had been illegally or fraudulently transferred, amending Regulation 2 in 1956 and making it more strict. The revenue administration was reorganized to be more pro-people.
He was the Industry Minister and initiated the introduction of single-window systems. The Industry Facilitation Act was passed. Sri Harichandan, who was Chairman of the Cabinet Sub-Committee, was responsible for the creation of the much-requested R.R Policy of State that brought about a revolution in the field Rehabilitation and Re-settlement of Displaced Persons. The Country’s Policy.
The State was able to avoid selling off all surplus government land in order to repay Government’s loans. This was due to his strong opposition. He stated that the state owns the land, not the government with limited powers such as Trustees. He strongly opposed the sale by the surplus government. He was able to change the decision.
His tireless efforts since 1978 have contributed greatly to the National recognition of ‘Paik Bidroh 1817’, which was the historic Oriya war for freedom under the leadership of Buxi Jagabandhu, against the British regime of the Hon’ble Prime Minster, Shri. Narendra Modiji, who led the celebrations at the National level for its bicentenary.