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Anugrah Narayan Sinha

(1887 – 1957) – (Bihar)


Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha (Aged 70) was born on 18 June 1887 in Aurangabad, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was a prominent Indian nationalist statesman, known as Bihar Vibhuti, who actively participated in the Champaran Satyagraha and was a Gandhian.

Sinha was one of the architects of modern Bihar and served as the first Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister of the Indian state of Bihar from 1946 to 1957. He was also a member of the Constituent Assembly of India, which was elected to write the Constitution of India, and served in its first Parliament as an independent nation.

Affectionately called BabuSaheb, A.N. Sinha was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle movement and worked with Bihar Kesari Dr. Sri Krishna Sinha to lead the Gandhian movement in Bihar.

As one of the leading nationalists in the Indian independence movement from Bihar, second only to Dr. Rajendra Prasad, he was elected as a member of the Congress Party. However, he passed away on 5 July 1957 in Patna, Bihar, India.