When Biju Patnaik died, a final farewell was given to the flag of three countries Russia, Indonesia and India..
Biju Patnaik is the only person from India who died after his body was draped in the national flag of three countries. India, Russia and Indonesia.
Biju Patnaik was a pilot and when the Soviet Union was in crisis during World War II, he heavily bombarded Hitler’s forces by flying the fighter plane Dakota, which forced Hitler to retreat. The highest award was also given to the Soviet Union and he was granted his citizenship.
When Kashmir was invaded by the Kavalis, there was Biju Patnaik who made several rounds of the day from Delhi to Srinagar and took the troops to Srinagar.
Indonesia was once a Dutch colony and Dutch occupied a large area of Indonesia and Dutch troops kept control of all the sea around Indonesia and did not let any Indonesian citizen out.
Indonesian Prime Minister Sajahir was scheduled to visit India to attend a conference but the Dutch did not allow it.
Indonesia’s President Sukarno sought help from India and Indonesia’s freedom fighters sought help from Biju Patnaik. His wife, taking care of his life, took a Dakota plane and flew over the Dutch control area and landed on his land and showed great bravery and brought the Prime Minister of Indonesia to India safely via Singapore.
There was an immense energy infusion and they attacked the Dutch soldiers and Indonesia became a completely independent country. Later, when Indonesia’s President Sukarno was the daughter, she called Biju Patnaik and his wife to name him and Biju Patnaik.
His wife named the daughter of the President of Indonesia as Meghwati. Indonesia granted Biju Patnaik and his wife honorary citizenship of their country.
- Seven days of state mourning were observed in Indonesia after the death of Biju Patnaik and one day state mourning was observed in Russia and all the flags were bowed.