Prasanna Kumar Patasani
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|Prasanna Kumar Patasani|
|Member: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||Soumya Ranjan Patnaik|
27 April 1946 |
|Children||2 Sons And 1 Daughter|
|As of 22 September, 2006
Prasanna Kumar Patasani (Odia: ପ୍ରସନ୍ନ କୁମାର ପାଟ୍ଟଶାଣୀ)(born 27 April 1946) is a Lawyer, Philosopher, Poet, and Member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Bhubaneswar constituency of Odisha and is the Vice President and Founder Member of the Biju Janata Dal.
Patsani joined the Maharishi Mahesh yogi ashram at Rishikesh and went through yoga ashanas trainings. He went to Switzerland to join the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram. In Switzerland he was the student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with Ravi Sankar. With the team of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi he travelled extensively worldwide and about one hundred countries. Around 1980's he returned to India and was the founder President of Maharishi College of Natural Law in Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Orissa. There after he actively took part and open around hundreds of institutions, out of which 20-30 institutions are in the name of Patasani and he is the founder father of various educational institutions in the state of Orissa. In 1980s the people of the eastern region used to travel towards the southern states for higher and technical educations, where after upon the active leadership of Prasanna Patasani not only the state of Orissa became the hub of the technical education in the state but also in the entire eastern region Orissa became the hub for the technical education behind almost all the institutions, Prasanna Patasani has played the major role for establishment of such institutions. Apart from the educational institutions, Prasanna Patasani has written many a Books and poems and Film songs besides acting in various movies and songs which were well acclaimed not only in the state of Orissa but also spread worldwide.
Prasanna Patasani has been elected for the eighth time (four times as Member of Legislative Assembly and four times as the Member of Parliament from Bhubaneswar the state capital of Orissa).He is a great follower of Shri Biju Patnaik.
Patasani has published 60 books, in different languages, and has written about 100 articles. He has spoken in Japan, US, and UK at Oxford University on "the future of human civilization". He had gone underground for about 12 years to save him from imprisonment on the alleged involvement with the Maoist and their cause. During the period of his underground he joined his guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who taught him the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, which changed his life. He still carries the "blessing wand" his guru gave him.
- Choudhury, Sugyan (23 February 2010). "Naveen beloved mass leader, Pyari BJD's think tank: Patsani". The Pioneer. Lucknow, India.