4 Odia Personalities among 100 Most Powerful Indians – Indian Express Review

The Indian Express declared ‘100 Most Powerful Indians for the year 2018’; where our Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood first, followed by Amit Shah, Deepak Mishra, and Mohan Bhagwat. In this list of 100 most powerful Indians, there are only four Odia personalities. Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra, Naveen Patnaik, Dharmendra Pradhan and P.K. Mishra.

As per national newspaper the Indian Express review, Supreme Court Chief Justice Deepak Mishra is on 3rd Position in top 100 most powerful Indians; Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 30th position, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas  Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 32nd Position and Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, P K Mishra on 44th Position.

  • Deepak Mishra is one among chief justices who come across many hardest cases like Kalikho Paul controversy, Medical college bribery scam and toughest one is when his four colleagues held an unprecedented press conference against Deepak Mishra, but he stood strong.
  • Naveen Patnaik is famous for a long-term minister of Odisha with a clean image and who has zero tolerance for corruption. In his 17 years of administration, he has dismissed 44 ministers for corruption and illegal activities from his own parliamentary.
  • Dharmendra Pradhan from BJP is the toughest contestant against BJD, Naveen Patnaik for 2019 elections. He has managed deregulation of diesel and petrol prices without public outcry.


For the year 2017, Deepak Mishra was on 15th Position, Naveen Patnaik on 65th, Dharmendra Pradhan on 30th and P K Mishra on 26th position in 2017 100 most powerful Indians list.


Here is the complete list of 100 most powerful Indians as per Indian Express news daily.

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