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A Profile of Shri Nitish kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar
   

Phone

Office : (0612)-2215784, 2215886.
House : (0612)-2217741, 2223393, 2217741, 2222079, 2221567, 2221568.
E-Mail
cmbihar@nic.in

Father's Name : Late Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh
Mother's Name : Late 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  Manju Kumari Sinha.
No. of Children : One.
Educational  : B.Sc. (Engineering)
Qualifications   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.
22/11/99-3/3/00 : Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture.
3/3/00-10/3/00 : 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   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.
  Mauritius, Bhutan, China, Pakistan - as the Chief Minister of Bihar.
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.

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