Orissa in History

Historical Events

  • 1936-04-01 Orissa constituted a province of British India
  • 1948-01-01 Orissa province accedes to India
  • 1973-02-09 Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • 1999-10-29 Deadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since.
  • 2013-05-07 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India