Who was the First Chief Minister of Bihar?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The First Chief Minister of Bihar was Shri Krishna Sinha. He was also known as Shri Babu. He was the Chief Minister of Bihar in the Congress Ministry from 1937 to his death in 1961. The zamindari system was abolished by him as the first chief minister of the nation. When he stood to address the crowd, he would roar like a lion, earning him the nickname Bihar Kesari.

First Chief Minister of Bihar

The first chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar was Shri Krishna Sinha. He was a resident of Basantpur West. His birthplace was Maur village in Sheikhpura, Bengal Presidency, British India, and he was born on October 21, 1887. After meeting Mahatma Gandhi, he decided to stop practicing law and joined the non-cooperation movement.

In 1959, Sinha donated his personal library of 17,000 volumes to the Munger public library, which is now known as Sri Krishna Seva Sadan, in his honor. Sinha was well-known for his knowledge and polymathy. The book Freedom and Beyond, written by former Indian President Pratibha Patil, is based on conversations between Sinha and Jawaharlal Nehru.

The topics covered in the conversation between Nehru and Sinha include the development of Indian democracy in the early years of independence, center-state relations, the governor’s function, the turbulence in Nepal, the abolition of zamindari, and the state of education.


Who was the First Chief Minister of Bihar?

Shri Krishna Sinha was the First Chief Minister of Bihar, popularly referred to as Shri Babu. From the first Congress Ministry in 1937 until he died in 1961, Sinha served as the chief minister of Bihar, except the time during World War II. He is recognized as one of the Architects of Modern Bihar, along with Desh Ratna Rajendra Prasad & Bihar Vibhuti Anugrah Narayan Sinha.

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