Nitish Kumar

Tel: 0612-2223886, 2224784 (O). 2222079 (R)
Father’s Name Late Shri Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh
Mother’s Name Late 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 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.
24/11/2005-24/11/2010 Chief Minister, Bihar.
26/11/2010-17/05/2014 Chief Minister, Bihar.
From 22/02/2015 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.

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