Odisha Man Biswanath Patnaik pledges Rs.250 crore for Temple in UK
Biswanath Patnaik, an Odisha-based millionaire, has given Rs 250 crore to a UK charity gathering funds to build Britain’s first dedicated Jagannath temple on the outskirts of London. This is one of the largest contributions ever made to a temple outside of India.
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Patnaik, chairman and founder of the investment firm FinNest Group of Companies, made his vow to the Shree Jagannatha Society UK (SJSUK) on Sunday during the UK’s first Jagannath Convention. The Odia billionaire is also a successful serial entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist.
Patnaik, who was honoured at the ceremony, encouraged Lord Jagannath worshippers to work together to accomplish their dream of constructing a Jagannath temple in the United Kingdom.
The temple was promised by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during his election campaign.
The first phase of temple construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
Who is Biswanath Patnaik?
Biswanath Patnaik is a successful banker with experience in a number of financial firms. He did, however, decide to become an entrepreneur in 2009. “I decided to go it alone and opened several companies in India before purchasing two other companies, one of which was an RBI-licensed company and the other a BSE-listed company.” “I ran those until 2014,” he previously claimed in an interview.
Biswanath Patnaik holds an MBA, an LLB, and a BA in economics.
Biswanth Patnaik contributes significantly to philanthropic causes in India and at UNESCO. He has taken on the job of educating 500 underprivileged young ladies.
Biswanath Patnaik has investments in a variety of industries, including healthcare, fintech, retail, and green solar renewable energy. In addition, he is involved in gold refining and bullion dealing in Dubai.
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