Famous personalities of Bihar.

Rajendra Prasad

 

1. He was first President of the Republic of India and also was the first President to have been in the office twice.

2. He was key leader from Bihar during Salt Satyagraha of 1930 and the Quit India Movement of 1942.

3. He became president of Indian National Congress during Bombay Session of 1934.

4. He served as minister of food and agriculture in the central Government after the 1946 elections.

5. He was President of Constituent Assembly in 1946 and also became elected president of Constituent Assembly in 1950.

Kunwar Singh

 

1. He was from Ujjaini house of Jagdispur who was at the age of 80 revolted against British India Company during India’s First War of Independence in 1857.

2. He actively led a select band of armed forces against the British troops through guerrilla warfare.

Jagjivan Ram

1. He was a leader of Dalit Community and founding member of the All India Depressed Classes League.

2. He was youngest minister in Jawaharlal Nehru’s interim government and became the youngest cabinet of India as Labour Minister.

3. He was also member a member of Constituent Assembly where he ensured that social justice was enshrined in the constitution.

4. He was defence minister during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.

Shri Krishna Singh

1. He was the first Chief Minister of Bihar.

2. Known as Shri Babu and Bihar Kesari.

3. Along with the nationalist Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr.  Anurag Narayan Singh and Shri Babu is regarded among the Architectures of Modern Bihar.

4. He led the Dalit entry into Baidyanath Dham temple, Deoghar.

5. He was first Chief Minister to abolished Zamindari System.

Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha

1. He was first Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and also holds the Finance Ministry of the Indian State of Bihar.

2. He was called as “Bihar Vibhuti’’.

Jayprakash Narayan

1. He was popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak.

2. He was remembered for spearheading the opposition to Indira Gandhi during the 1970s era for whose overthrow this called as ‘total revolution’.

3. Biography was written by an eminent writer of Hindi literature, Rambriksha Benipuri.

4. Chhapra-Delhi-Chhapra Weekly Express was renamed as ‘Loknayak Express’ in his honour.

5. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratana.

6. He was also was a receiver of Magyasaysay award for public service in 1965.

Yadunandan Sharma

1. He was an Indian peasant leader from Bihar who started movement for the rights of tillers against zamindars and British known as Reora Satyagraha.

Swami Sahajanand Saraswati

1. He was an intellectual, prolific writer, social reformer and revolutionary.

2. Formed the All India Kisan Sabha and established Ashram at Bihta near Patna.

Baikuntha Shukla

1. He was member of revolutionary organisations like the Hindustan Seva Dal and HSRA.

2. He was hanged for murdering Phanindra Nath Gosh who had approver which led to the hanging of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

Satyendra Narayan Singh

1. He was former Chief Minister of Bihar and leading man of JP’s Complete Revolution Movement during the emergency

Brahmeshwar Singh

(13 March 1947– 1 June 2012) also known as Mukhiyaji or Brahmeshwar Thakur, was head of the upper-caste Ranvir Sena farmers group in Bihar, India. On 1 June 2012, he was killed by unidentified gunmen.

* Ranvir Sena, arrest, and acquittal:-
Brahmeshwar Singh Mukhiya hails from Bhumihar Brahmin family and became the leader of the Ranvir Sena soon after it was formed in 1994. Singh was suspected of being involved in the killings of hundreds of Dalits. In 2002, Singh was arrested on “carnage” charges, for which he faced the possibility of life imprisonment. He spent nine years in jail awaiting trial and was released on bail and then later acquitted for insufficient evidence.

POLITICS:
On 5 May 2012, Singh founded the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtravadi Kisan Sangathan, an organization that Singh said would assist farmers and other manual labourers.

DEATHS:
On 1 June 2012, Singh was on a morning walk near his home in Arrah, Bihar. Reportedly, around six armed men shot Singh several times. The killing resulted in public unrest and severe rioting. Several thousand people burnt the circuit house, Block Development Officer’s office, and several government vehicles; damaged railway offices; and stopped the trains on the Howrah-Delhi route.