Bhubaneswar, Oct 14: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who will turn 77 on October 16, has decided not to celebrate his birthday in view of the death of his sister Geeta Mehta.
Mehta had passed away on September 16. The CM urged members of the ruling BJD and his well-wishers not to visit his residence 'Naveen Niwas' on Monday.
The CM had given his birthday celebrations a miss last year also as he visited Hyderabad to participate in an event ahead of the Make in Odisha Conclave-2022.
Patnaik had chosen not to celebrate the occasion in 2019 due to Cyclone Fani and also in 2018 owing to Cyclone Titli.