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Shri Nitish Kumar- Chief Minister of Bihar

Shri Nitish Kumar- Chief Minister of Bihar

ProfileNitish Kumar

Father's Name : Late Shri Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh

Mother's Name : Smt. Parmeshwari Devi

Date of Birth : 1st March, 1951.

Place of Birth : Bakhtiarpur, District - Patna, State - Bihar.

Marital Status : Married.

Date of Marriage : 22nd February, 1973.

Spouse's Name : Late Smt. Manju Kumari Sinha.

No. of Children : One.

Educational Qualifications : B.Sc. (Engineering) 

Educated at Bihar College of Engineering, Patna, Bihar.

Profession : Political & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Engineer.

Permanent Address  : Village - Hakikatpur, PO - Bakhtiarpur, District - Patna, Bihar.

Present Address : Patna, Bihar.


Positions Held    

1985-89 : Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly.

1986-87 : Member, Committee on Petitions, Bihar Legislative Assembly.

1987-88 : President, Yuva Lok Dal, Bihar.

1987-89 : Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Bihar Legislative Assembly.

 1989 : Secretary-General, Janata Dal, Bihar.

1989 : Elected to 9th Lok Sabha.

1989-16/7/1990 : Member, House Committee (Resigned).

4/1990-11/1990 : Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Co-operation.

1991 : Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term).

1991-93 : General-Secretary, Janata Dal.

Deputy Leader of Janata Dal in Parliament.

17/12/91-10/5/96 : Member, Railway Convention Committee.

8/4/93-10/5/96 : Chairman, Committee on Agriculture.

1996 : Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term).

Member, Committee on Estimates.

Member, General Purposes Committee.

Member, Joint Committee on the Constitution (Eighty-first Amendment Bill, 1996).

1996-98 : Member, Committee on Defence.

1998 : Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term).

19/3/98-5/8/99 : Union Cabinet Minister, Railways.

14/4/98-5/8/99 : Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport (additional charge).

1999 : Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term).

13/10/99-22/11/99 : Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport.

22/11/99-3/3/2000 : Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture.

3/3/00-10/3/2000 : Chief Minister, Bihar.

27/5/00-20/3/01 : Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture.

20/3/01-21/7/01 : Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture with additional charge of Railways.

22/7/01-21/5/04 : Union Cabinet Minister, Railways.

2004 : Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term).

Member, Committee on Coal & Steel.

Member, General Purposes Committee.

Member, Committee of Privileges.

Leader Janata Dal (U) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha.

From 24/11/2005 to 20/5/14   Chief Minister, Bihar.

From 23/02/2015 to till date   Chief Minister, Bihar.


Countries Visited

Widely traveled in various capacities:

 Singapore, Thailand.

 Havana (Cuba) and Moscow (Russia) - as a member of Indian Delegation to the World Youth Festival in 1978.

 Australia and France - as a Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the IPU Conference.

 France, Switzerland and UK - as the Railway Minister.

 Japan - as the Agriculture Minister to attend Regional Conference of FAO in Yokohama.


Other Information

Activist of J.P. Movement (1974-77); was detained in 1974 under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (M.I.S.A.) and also during Emergency in 1975; Founder-member, Samata Party Movement.

National Record 2012

Most comprehensive state website

Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)

See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217