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List of the famous personalities of Bihar

06-DEC-2016 17:36

    Bihar is a land of many extraordinary people whose work and contributions have strongly influenced the course of events of the history of Bihar. Nationalist, writers, poets, artists, musicians, theatre artist, all have their fair share of contribution to the land. Here, we are briefly outline the major contribution of some great personalities which will help the aspirants who are preparing for the State PSC Examinations like BPSC.


    Here, we are giving brief outline of the major contribution of some great personalities which will help the aspirants who are preparing for the State PSC Examinations like BPSC, JPSC etc.

    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.

    3. To honour his contribution to India’s Freedom Struggle, Government of Bihar issued a memorial stamp and established Veer Kunwar Singh University, Arrah in Bhojpur district in 1992.

    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.

    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.

    Ancient History of Bihar

    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.

    Karyanand Sharma

    1. He was peasant leader and was born in Munger district in 1901.

    2. He was key member of Non-Cooperation Movement and Kisan Movement.

    Basawon Singh

    1. He was founding member of the Congress Socialist Party in Bihar along with Yogendra Shukla.

    2. He was an activist in the Indian Independence Movement and campaigner for the rights of the underprivileged, industrial labourers and agricultural workers.

    Yogendra Shukla

    1. He was one of the founding members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) and also founding members of Congress Socialist party from Bihar.

    2. He was one of the leaders of the revolutionary movement who was prison in Kalapani.

    Sheel Bhadra Yajee

    1. He was activist and peasant leader from Bihar who was associated with the Congress Socialist Party and Kisan Movement.

    2. In 1939, he joined Subash Chandra Bose to found the All India Forward Bloc.

    3. He authored several books such as- A Glimpse of the Indian Labour Movement, Forward Bloc and its Stand, Is Socialism a Necessity to India, True Face of Monopolistic American Democracy.

    Bidhan Chandra Roy

    1. He was active member of Brahma Samaj.

    2. He was second Chief Minister of West Bengal and was considered as the great architect of West Bengal who founded the five eminent cities- Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhanagar, , Ashokenagar and Habra.

    3. He constituted a trust for his properties at Patna for social service and made eminent nationalist Ganga Sharan Singh (Sinha) the trustee.

    4. He was awarded Bharat Ratna on 4th February, 1961.

    Modern history of Bihar

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