THE MAHARAJA I KNEW
Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo, even as Chief Minister was affectionately called Maharaja. His was a household name in Orissa. He was sober, tolerant, democratic, humble and unassuming in his mannerisms. He had a polish of his own. He spoke softly, slowly and to the point. Abusive language was foreign to him.
Tall and handsome with blinking eyes and a radiant smile, he drew a unique personality, fit to live eternally in the pages of history. To write about him, one will have to run into volumes. He had so many facets and traits, each of which can be elaborated upon for posterity. He was an institution by himself.
Shri Amar Singh I.A.S (Retd)
Pattayet Bhupender Narayan Singh Deo of Seraikela
A DYNAMIC PERSONALITY
Justice Shri R.K.Das
A LEADING LIGHT IN DARK HOURS
SHRI R N SINGH DEO AS I KNOW HIM
A politician of forensic abilities and a resourceful parliamentarian both at the Lok Sabha and the State Assembly. Mr. Singh Deo was an able administrator who was largely successful in fulfilling the obligations of several portfolios. As an opposition leader he has a constructive role. He had a magnificent personality and was far above his contemporaries. His personal character and integrity constituted the foundation of his greatness.
Shri S.N. Dutt
“Rule and Law was to him as sacred as the Rule of Gods. He would never deviate from that path. I have come across cases where he has stuck to principle even at the risk of the ministry collapsing. A unique character, he had faith in destiny and great devotion to his preceptor. His personal experiences of the occult, and his belief in the philosophy of Karma were awe inspiring.
Sri A N Singh Deo