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Shri Krishna Sinha

(1887 – 1961) – (Bihar)

Shri Krishna Sinha (Aged 74) was born On October 21, 1887, in the village of Maur in Sheikhpura, Bihar, India. He became the first chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar and held this position from 1946 to 1961, except during World War II. In fact, Sinha served as the chief minister of Bihar from the inception of the first Congress Ministry in 1937 until his death in 1961.

Shri Krishna Sinha’s first encounter with Mahatma Gandhi took place in 1916 when they both attended Central Hindu College. He played a crucial role in the Namak Satyagrah at Garhpura in 1930. Sinha’s first arrest occurred in 1922 at Jubair’s house, where Congress Seva Dal was declared illegal.

During his arrest, he suffered severe scalding injuries to his hands and chest, and was imprisoned for six months. He was later arrested again during the civil disobedience movement and was imprisoned for two years. In total, he was imprisoned for approximately eight years during British India. He passed away by 31 January 1961, Patna, Bihar, India.