Nitish Kumar

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Father’s NameLate Shri Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh
Mother’s NameLate Smt. Parmeshwari Devi
Date of Birth1st March, 1951.
Place of BirthBakhtiarpur, District – Patna, State – Bihar.
Marital StatusMarried.
Date of Marriage22nd February, 1973.
Spouse’s NameLate Smt. Manju Kumari Sinha.
No. of ChildrenOne.
EducationalB.Sc. (Engineering)
QualificationsEducated at Bihar College of Engineering, Patna, Bihar.
ProfessionPolitical & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Engineer.
Permanent AddressVillage – Hakikatpur, PO – Bakhtiarpur, District – Patna, Bihar.
Present AddressPatna, Bihar.
Positions Held
1985-89Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly.
1986-87Member, Committee on Petitions, Bihar Legislative Assembly.
1987-88President, Yuva Lok Dal, Bihar.
1987-89Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Bihar Legislative Assembly.
1989Secretary-General, Janata Dal, Bihar.
1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha.
1989-16/7/1990Member, House Committee (Resigned).
4/1990-11/1990Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Co-operation.
1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term).
1991-93General-Secretary, Janata Dal.
Deputy Leader of Janata Dal in Parliament.
17/12/91-10/5/96Member, Railway Convention Committee.
8/4/93-10/5/96Chairman, Committee on Agriculture.
1996Re-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).
1996-98Member, Committee on Defence.
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term).
19/3/98-5/8/99Union Cabinet Minister, Railways.
14/4/98-5/8/99Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport (additional charge).
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term).
13/10/99-22/11/99Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport.
22/11/99-3/3/00Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture.
3/3/00-10/3/00Chief Minister, Bihar.
27/5/00-20/3/01Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture.
20/3/01-21/7/01Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture with additional charge of Railways.
22/7/01-21/5/04Union Cabinet Minister, Railways.
2004Re-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.
24/11/2005-24/11/2010Chief Minister, Bihar.
26/11/2010-17/05/2014Chief Minister, Bihar.
From 22/02/2015Chief 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.

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