“Odisha’s Modi” Pratap Sarangi Is MoS In Ministries Of MSME And Animal Husbandry(Source: @SulagnaDash6/Twitter)

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pratap Sarangi from Balasore has been awarded the post of Minister of State in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as in Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

The grassroots worker Sarangi who has been trending on social media as “Odisha’s Modi” got a lot of attention for his simple living and grassroot work. Sarangi lives in a kucha house and has little to call his own wealth. He never married and his mother died last year. He uses a cycle for commute.

Sarangi, associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has earned deep respect of people for his work in the region. Sarangi is also dedicated to Sanskrit, probably being the only member of Parliament who speaks fluent Sanskrit.

As soon as the news of his election spread, people started sharing details about how Sarangi had dedicated his whole life to social work and upliftment of common people, calling him as being rooted among the masses. Sarangi himself is deeply spiritual and made immense contribution to the cause of Dharma.

Born in a poor family in Gopinathpur in Nilgiri district of Odisha, Sarangi went on to graduate from Fakir Mohan College. He wanted to become a sanyasi with Ramkrishna Math, but the Math encouraged him to do social work in his region. Sarangi returned to his village and started serving people. Reportedly, he has opened many schools in tribal areas of Mayurbhanj and Balasore.

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