Sambit Patra (born 13 December 1974) is an Indian surgeon by education. He is one of the official spokespersons of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Patra is a former Medical officer at Hindu Rao Hospital. He was one of the non-official directors on the board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) since 28 October 2017.
Patra was born to Rabindra Nath Patra on 13 December 1974 in Bokaro Steel City, then part of Dhanbad district. His father worked in the Bokaro Steel Plant. He did his primary and intermediate schooling in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Bokaro. He did his MBBS from VSS Medical College and Hospital, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha in 1997 and his Master of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery from SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Utkal University in 2002. He qualified UPSC Combined Medical Services in 2003 and joined Hindu Rao Hospital (located in Malka Ganj, Delhi) as a Medical Officer.
In 2012, Patra unsuccessfully fought a municipal election as the BJP’s candidate from Delhi’s Kashmiri Gate and at the same time resigned from his job to pursue politics full-time. Much before the election, in the year 2010, he was appointed as the spokesperson for Delhi unit of BJP. In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, Patra campaigned for the BJP and gained visibility on national television. When the BJP came to power, Patra became its national spokesperson. In 2017, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed him as a non-official director of ONGC.
Patra contested the Puri Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 Indian general election and lost to sitting Biju Janata Dal (BJD) member Pinaki Misra by 11,700 votes.
|National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Additional Director of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation|
28 October 2017
|Born||13 December 1974
Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Alma mater||Shri Ramachandra Bhanj Medical College (M.S)
Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (M.B.B.S)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Sambit Patra has been admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram. It is being told that he has been admitted to the hospital after showing symptoms of corona in the concerned Patra. On Patra’s hospitalization, BJP leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga tweeted and wished him a speedy recovery. Sambit Patra is counted among the fiercest spokespersons of the BJP. He is also active on social media. According to news agency PTI, symptoms of corona have been found in the concerned Patra.
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