Sambit Patra is a qualified Surgeon by profession and a prominent Indian Politician affiliated to Bharatiya Janata Party appointed as one of the 5 National Spokespersons of BJP. He is also an independent Board of Directors of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC). Let us find out some more interesting facts about this well-known surgeon and Politician.
Sambit Patra was born on 13th December 1974 (age 48 years; as of 2022) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. He was educated from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Bokaro. He pursued MBBS from VSS Medical College and Hospital and further did his Masters of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery from SCB Medical College, Cuttack in 2002. Subsequently, he cleared UPSC Combined Medical Services Examination and was appointed in Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi as a Medical Officer. He is the founder of Swaraj, an NGO working for the liberation of Dalits. He was appointed as the National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party in 2011 and is in the post till date. Patra surfaced as the face of BJP all over the media in Delhi during the Lok Sabha elections in the year 2014 for his nationwide opinions in favor of BJP.
Family & Caste
Sambit Patra is an Oriyan Bhramin. No more details regarding his family and wife are available.
He follows Hinduism. As a sign of obeisance, he walked on burning coals at the Jhamu Jatra in Puri in April 2023. Jhamu Jatra is an Odia festival dedicated to Goddess Mangala.
शक्ति पूजा हमारी सनातन संस्कृति एवं परंपरा का अहम हिस्सा है, पुरी जिले के समंग पंचायत के रेबती रमण गांव में आयोजित यह दण्ड और झामू यात्रा इसी प्राचीन परंपरा का प्रतीक है।
इस तीर्थयात्रा में अग्नि पर चलकर मां की पूजा-अर्चना एवं आशीर्वाद प्राप्त कर, खुद को धन्य अनुभव कर रहा हूँ।… pic.twitter.com/oTciqW61Gj
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) April 11, 2023
Sambit Patra was an outstanding student and also a persuasive orator since his childhood. During his service as the Medical officer in Hindu Rao Hospital, Patra established an NGO in 2006, Swaraj, which works closely with the standards of improving health and education for Dalits in the areas of Odisha and Chattisgarh. In 2011, Patra resigned from his post of a Medical officer from Hindu Rao Hospital and joined BJP. He contested for BJP ticket from Kashmere Gate in 2012 but lost. His instant reflex to any facts or situations supporting his opinion in an ingenious manner is his endowment. To this, he was well recognized by the party and soon in the year 2011 he was elected as the National Spokesperson for BJP and since then he had been representing the views of BJP on various platforms which include debates, speeches. He is often seen pointing out the illegalities and atrocities of Congress party over Twitter. Currently, he serves as an Independent Board of Directors of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited.
Congress defends Rahul saying He was in school when 1984 anti Sikh riots happened,so is unaware
But very conveniently He appears to have done a thesis on Father of Nation,Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination
Was He a Post Graduate student then?
Rahul & Responsibility never go together pic.twitter.com/plG0rfLWlp
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) August 27, 2018
- He is often criticized to be an aggressive speaker, but his ability to lay down his opinion in any matter with accurate clarity dominates all his criticisms.
- His appointment to be an Independent Board of Directors for ONGC created a political controversy speculating illegality but it was further proved that there was no misconception for the post.
Addressed the Indian Diaspora in Hong Kong on “Indian Culture and it’s Global Impact” in an event organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parisad & Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh of Hong Kong!
Was indeed an enthralling experience! pic.twitter.com/WhmNT3f3ox
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) September 30, 2018